ISAE-SUPAERO is taking part in the European CONCERTO project, part of the Clean Aviation program, led by Dassault Aviation and bringing together 32 partners, as well as benefiting from close collaboration with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It aims to build new certification methods and new compliance demonstration means for the 3 disruptive aircraft concepts identified by Clean Aviation: the hybrid-electric regional aircraft, the optimized Short-Medium-Range aircraft and the hydrogen-powered aircraft.
In this context, ISAE-SUPAERO is participating in the work on the hydrogen aircraft coordinated by Airbus. The challenges are to define an architectural concept incorporating disruptive hydrogen technologies, formalize the expected safety objectives, analyze existing regulations to identify gaps and major risks, and prepare the development of the regulatory corpus for certification.
ISAE-SUPAERO is involved in more detail, as a leader in the analysis of regulatory risks, the identification of gaps in current regulations and compliance means, and the identification of critical points in regulations to be developed for the H2 aircraft.
It is a contributor to the definition of the generic concept of a hydrogen-powered aircraft, and of the generic concept of operation of a hydrogen-powered aircraft, which will serve as a basic assumption for the construction of regulations. Pipistrel is the head of this working group.
It is also a contributor to the preparation of new certification regulations and compliance demonstration means for the H2 aircraft. This working group is led by Safran.