Call for proposals - FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT)-2010-RTD-CHINA AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT Closed!

Objectives

The present call for proposals develops the theme Transporte from the Specific Programme "Cooperation", under the 7th EC Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities.

The European Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technologies (MIIT) of the People's Republic of China jointly agreed to co-fund up to one project per topic in the fields of advanced aircraft noise prediction and control methods (AAT.2010.1.1-8), casting of large titanium aerostructures components (AAT.2010.4.1-8), and flow control for drag reduction and wing aeroelastic optimisation (AAT.2010.4.2-7). A minimum number of two participants established in the People's Republic of China is requested, which is an eligibility criterion, in order to ensure a balance between EU and Chinese participants. The European Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technologies (MIIT) of the People's Republic of China will each reserve a dedicated indicative budget of EUR 3 million to fund the projects. The European partners will be funded by the European Community. The Chinese partners will be funded by the MIIT.

The Strategic Research Agenda ACARE mark of six priorities of which two are for this call:

  • The Greening of Air Transport : Developing technologies to reduce the environmental impact of aviation with the aim to have the emitted carbon dioxide (CO2), cut specific emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 80% and halve the perceived noise. Research will focus on furthering green engine technologies including alternative fuels technology as well as improved vehicle efficiency of fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft (including helicopters and tiltrotors), new intelligent low-weight structures, and improved aerodynamics. Issues such as improved aircraft operations at the airport (airside and landside) and air traffic management, manufacturing, maintenance and recycling processes will be included.
  • Improving Cost Efficiency : Fostering a competitive supply chain able to halve the time-to-market, and reduce product development and operational costs, resulting in more affordable transport for the citizen. Research will focus on improvements to the whole business process, from conceptual design to product development, manufacturing and in-service operations, including the integration of the supply chain. It will include improved simulation capabilities and automation, technologies and methods for the realisation of innovative and zero-maintenance, including repair and overhaul, aircraft, as well as lean aircraft, airport and air traffic management operations.

WP2010 comprises the research and technology development activities that span from basic research to the validation of concepts at component or sub-system level in the appropriate environment through analytical and/or experimental means. The objective of these upstream research activities is to improve the technology base with proven concepts and technologies which could be eventually integrated and validated at a higher system level.

 

Actions

Actions for research, technological development and demonstration aimed at developing the objectives set by the programme will be funded.

ACTIVITY 7.1.1. THE GREENING OF AIR TRANSPORT

AREA 7.1.1.1. Green aircraft

  • AAT.2010.1.1-8. Enhancing strategic international co-operation with China in the field of advanced aircraft noise prediction and control methods

ACTIVITY 7.1.4. IMPROVING COST EFFICIENCY

AREA 7.1.4.1. Aircraft development cost

  • AAT.2010.4.1-8. Enhancing strategic international co-operation with China in the field of casting of large titanium aerostructures components.

AREA 7.1.4.2. Aircraft operational cost

  • AAT.2010.4.2-7. Enhancing strategic international co-operation with China in the field of flow control for drag reduction and wing aeroelastic optimisation

Documents and further information available at Cordis website

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 January 2010 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Infopack with call documents (workprogramme, cadidate guide...) (Other)
  • AAT 2010-RTD CHINA (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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