The switch to hybrid-electric regional aircraft will represent a major step towards a climate-neutral aviation. As an enabler of the long-term vision of hybrid-electric regional aircraft by 2035, HECATE has the mission to develop new high-voltage electric power distribution technologies.


OLGA aims to boost the environmental performance of airports, thus facilitating the transition to low-carbon mobility and a climate-resilient society in line with the EU Green Deal. OLGA is set to develop innovative sustainable measures to reduce both airside and landside emissions of airports with proven scalability and EU-wide applicability. Involving the entire value chain,…



To meet the goal of a carbon-neutral growth of commercial aviation, the top-level objective of IMOTHEP is to achieve a key step in assessing the potential offered by hybrid-electric propulsion and, ultimately, to build a corresponding sector-wide roadmap for the maturation of the technology. The core of IMOTHEP is an integrated end-to-end investigation of hybrid-electric…



The European-Chinese Research and Innovation project GreAT seeks to reduce aviation’s impact on climate change across continents. The consortium investigates new possibilities to manage air traffic in a greener way. Optimised flight trajectories will help to reduce fuel consumption during all flight phases, for instance through optimisation of airspace design and controller support tools. GreAT…


Modern aircraft are well equipped to cope with the most common icing conditions. However, some conditions, especially involving so-called “Supercooled Large Droplets”, have been the cause of severe accidents. Thus, improving safety in these icing conditions is important. The SENS4ICE project directly addresses the need for reliable detection of icing conditions and introduces a novel…



The MADELEINE project focuses on the development and validation of multidisciplinary design tools for optimisation. Special attention is given to multidisciplinary optimisation, to the understanding of multi-physics phenomena, to the simulation of manufacturing processes, and the transition to High-Performance Computing (HPC). During aircraft or engine design, most optimisation studies using high-fidelity tools are focused on…



The goal of the ACASIAS project (completed in 2020) was to develop advanced concepts for aerostructures with multifunctional capabilities by embedding sensors and antennas into typical aircraft structures (such as fuselage panels, winglets, tails), enabling to reduce CO2 and NOx emissions, overall airframe weight, cabin noise due to CROR engines, as well as maintenance costs.…



MINOTOR’s (completed 2020) strategic objective was to demonstrate the feasibility of the ECRA (Electron Cyclotron Resonance Accelerator) technology as a disruptive game-changer in electric propulsion. The project represents a significant step in maturing the ECRA technology from TRL3 to TRL4/5 and will help assess its potential to improve European competitiveness, help develop low-cost satellite solutions…


Le projet AIRMES se focalise sur l’optimisation des activités de maintenance globale dans un environnement multi-opérateurs. Il développera et validera une architecture de service de maintenance intégrée, de pointe et innovante qui sera une étape..



AFLoNext (completed in 2018) was a four-year EC L2 project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations to achieve a quantum leap in improving aircraft’s performance and thus reducing the environmental impact. This large project was performed by a consortium of forty partners from fifteen countries.