The European-funded Horizon 2020 ULTIMATE project (Ultra Low emission Technology Innovations for Mid-century Aircraft Turbine Engines) has developed concepts for highly innovative propulsion and integration technologies for mid-century aero engines.
With five experienced research groups and four major European engine manufacturers, ULTIMATE partners have identified breakthrough technologies which address the major loss sources in existing aero engines, thus enabling disruptive efficiency improvements.
The project team has presented its results to the broader public at the Farnborough International Airshow, exhibiting detailed scaled mock-ups of the technology concepts.
The project team, coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology, includes :
four of the largest engine manufacturers in Europe:
- GKN Aerospace (Sweden),
- MTU Aero Engines (Germany),
- Rolls-Royce (UK),
- Safran Aircraft Engines (France)
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece),
- Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden),
- Cranfield University (UK)
- and ISAE-SUPAERO,
one research institute: Bauhaus Luftfahrt (Germany),
and the technology management company Arttic (France).
The ULTIMATE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 633436. The Project started on the 1st of September 2015.
More information : http://www.ultimate.aero/