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Aerospace Cluster Sweden inbjuder till digitala möten med temat  “Hållbart flyg”

By Saab Aeronautics, GKN Aerospace, Arenor/SMF, Innovair

Aerospace Cluster Sweden (ACS) inbjuder till 3 digitala möten med temat  “Hållbart flyg – vad betyder det för din verksamhet?”

Torsdag 3/12 kl. 13-14
Swedish Aerospace Research Center (SARC) ger en övergripande bild gällande flygets miljöpåverkan och vilka olika lösningar som kan vara lämpliga i de olika segmenten i framtiden.

Tisdag 8/12 kl. 9-10
Representanter från SAAB:s affärsområde Industrial Products and Services och affärsenheterna Aerostructures, Avionics Systems och Traffic Management, samt affärsområde Aeronautics ger sin syn på vilka framtida lösningar de ser och vad det betyder för deras produkter och samverkansparter.

Torsdag 10/12 kl. 9-10
Representanter från GKN Aerospace Engines Systems ger sin syn på vilka framtida lösningar de ser och vad det betyder för deras produkter och samverkansparters.


Mera information och anmälan via
 ACS hemsida

AddMan avslutat med goda resultat

By Multi use, Demonstration, Saab Aeronautics, Other

Clean Sky-projektet AddMan, som letts av Linköpings universitet tillsammans med Saab Aeronautics och brittiska Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), avslutades tidigare i år. Projektet handlade om innovativ konstruktion och validering av komplexa flygplansstrukturkomponenter framställda genom additiv tillverkning.

Additiv tillverkning möjliggör flexibilitet och frihet i konstruktion och formgivning som inte kan uppnås med traditionella tillverkningsmetoder, samtidigt som den kombinerar hög precision och optimerade egenskaper – för lägsta vikt och bränsleförbrukning – hos den tillverkade detaljen.

Projektets mål var att skapa förståelse för materialbeteende för optimerade utmattningsprestanda, att vidareutveckla tekniker och metoder och att demonstrera teknikens tillämplighet i en lastdörrkomponent av titan.

Den demonstrerade lastdörrkomponentens vikt blev runt 23-29 procent lägre än vad som uttrycktes i projektmålen med förbättrade utmattningsegenskaper. Materialspillet under tillverkningsprocessen kunde dessutom hållas väldigt nära nollan.

Projektet producerade också omkring 25 akademiska papers och utgör ett gott exempel på samverkan, både längs innovationskedjan och internationellt.

Clean Sky and Sweden: Delivering climate-neutral aviation together

By Internationalisering, Clean Sky, Saab Aeronautics, GKN Aerospace, Innovair, Vinnova

In the November issue of Clean Sky E-news it is noted that Clean Sky’s Executive Director Axel Krein presented Clean Sky’s sustainable aviation programme at Innovair’s annual meeting on 29 October. In addition the following about Clean Sky and Sweden is included:

Clean Sky and Sweden: Delivering climate-neutral aviation together

Sweden has a proud history in aeronautics, and Clean Sky’s Executive Director Axel Krein was honoured to present Clean Sky’s sustainable aviation programme at Innovair’s annual meeting today.

Sweden is a strong supporter of Clean Sky’s mission to achieve climate-neutral aviation by 2050. The goals of Sweden’s National Aeronautics Strategy involve reducing the climate impact of aviation, and the motivation of the Swedish aerospace sector towards making zero-emission aviation a reality can be clearly seen through their active involvement in Clean Sky.

Currently, 15 of Clean Sky’s participants hail from Sweden, and they are involved in 30 different projects. Two Swedish companies – Saab and GKN – have been Members of Clean Sky since its inception, and both are still heavily involved in Clean Sky’s sustainable aviation activities.

In February 2016, Clean Sky signed Memoranda of Understanding with two Swedish regions – Västra Götaland and Östergötland. The aim of these MoUs is to boost local industrial development in aviation and support smart specialisation in European regions, harnessing European funding sources like the European Structural and Regional Investment Funds (ESIF) to do so.

The Västra Götaland region aimed to reduce the environmental footprints from civil aviation by further boosting regional industrial development within the aeronautics sector, including large companies, SMEs, industrial research institutes and universities. That goal has given rise to a number of projects focusing on innovative new technologies such as additive manufacturing and 3D printing. An ‘Aerospace Cluster Sweden’ has also been set up for SMEs, to help cement the area as an aviation technology hub.

In Östergötland, innovation hubs have been set up to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Swedish aeronautics sector. These hubs focus on different specialisations that are relevant to aeronautics – for example, the Innovative Materials Arena, Additive Coodination in East central Sweden (ACES) a digitisation coordination hub focusing on 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and a hub focused on the Internet of Things.

We look forward to launching many more exciting new collaborative projects for climate-neutral aviation with our Swedish counterparts. Working together, we can truly make sustainable aviation a reality. Onwards and upwards!

ICAS 2022 website is now open

By Internationalisering, Akademi, Saab Aeronautics, GKN Aerospace, Arenor/SMF, Innovair, Other

Den internationella flygteknikkongressen ICAS 2022 kommer att hållas på Stockholm Waterfront 4–9 september 2022 med Flyg-och rymdtekniska Föreningen (FTF) och Innovair som arrangörer. Nu är kongressens webbsida icas2022.com öppen med grundläggande information.

ICAS-kongressen, som hålls vartannat år och täcker alla aspekter av flygforskning inklusive dess militära och civila tillämpningar, har två gånger tidigare hållits i Sverige: 1962 och 1990. Normalt samlas 800–900 deltagare från mer än 30 länder. Förutom tekniska presentationer i tolv parallella sessioner hålls varje dag plenarföreläsningar om branschens aktuella utmaningar.

Flygbranschen har drabbats hårt av covid-19-pandemin. Många kongresser har i år ställts in, skjutits upp eller gjort virtuella. ICAS 2020, som skulle hållits i Shanghai i september, har senarelagts till 2021. Innovair och FTF hoppas på en återhämtning till 2022 och att flygbranschen då är angelägen om att träffas och interagera vid en fysisk ICAS 2022-kongress i Stockholm. Men beredskap finns för att kongressen 2022 kanske måste bli delvis virtuell.

The Exhibition & Partnership prospectus for ICAS 2022 can be downloaded here.

Saab received Innovation Award from Airbus

By Multi use, Internationalisering, Saab Aeronautics, Innovair, Vinnova, Other

Saab has received an Innovation Award from Airbus in recognition of its Overheat Detection System (OHDS) which was selected for the Airbus A350. The system consists of a fiber optic sensing line placed near the engines and bleed air ducts and includes optical integrators and processing hardware and software for collecting data and control.

The OHDS system was originally developed as part of the Gripen program and is now being further developed in international programmes also for other applications like fire warnings.

Read more on Saab website: Saab website and in an article in Professional Pilot Magazine

UK-Sweden Aerospace Call 2020 – projects funded

By Internationalisering, Saab Aeronautics, GKN Aerospace, Innovair, Vinnova

The projects resulting from the UK-Sweden joint Aerospace Call 2020 are listed below:

Collaborative projects in aeronautics funded through the Innovair/ATI call:

FIBRESENSE
FibreSense is a collaborative research led by Rolls-Royce with Saab as the key collaborator. The project will develop on-engine sensing capability using novel fibre-optic technologies, enabling much higher resolution data compared to present technologies. It will significantly improve engine diagnostics, improving aircraft availability.

COMPASS
The COMPASS project will develop a new lightweight, energy efficient and cost-efficient solution for communication sensors and is a collaboration between Microchip and the Compound Semiconductor Catapult in the UK and Saab in Sweden. Small, lightweight sensors at lower cost could enable wide spread adoption of detect and avoid radars and imaging landing radars for all weather landings for commercial airplanes, resulting in safer flights and reduced energy consumption.

DEMAND-REPAIR
The DEMAND-REPAIR project will be led by GKN Sweden and will involve Sweden’s University West in Trollhättan and Phoenix scientific and TWI in the UK. The project will explore novel advanced manufacturing technologies and innovative titanium powders to repair the next generation of aero-engine components. Using these techniques to repair components will create drastic improvements to the sustainability of the industry, reducing raw material requirements and manufacturing efficiencies and extending the lifespan and maintenance of aircraft.

SIMLIGHT
The SIMLIGHT project, led by the ESI Group in Sweden and including Saab and the International technegroup in the UK will study the computational electromagnetic (CEM) simulation of the effects of lightning strikes on the fully connected aircraft. The project will enable design optimisation and reduced size, weight and increased efficiency of airborne electronics, as well as optimising electromagnetic compatibility and interference, improving the operational performance of aircraft and on board experience for passengers.

Open VISTA
The open Vista project is led by Saab in Sweden with GE Cheltenham as collaborators.  The project will evaluate the integration of Saab’s 3-D Terrain database and 3-D Synthetic Vision System into GE’s Open Flight Deck Architecture for both the commercial and military aerospace market. The project will significantly improve advanced avionics systems and flight decks, including applications for Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS), Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) and digital moving maps. The technology will be an enabler to accelerating the progression of cockpit avionics and therefore safer operations. Additionally, such technology is likely to benefit the airlines in operations and therefore lower fuel burn by optimising approach paths into airports.

AMASING IMC
The project, led by Renishaw in the UK and with GKN Sweden as partners will help develop the technology required to build large structures in a laser powder bed fusion machine, making it possible to produce larger components at a higher deposition rate. This will enable mass savings to be made for future generations of parts and also whole-life emissions and cost savings.

Collaborative project in aeronautics funded through Vinnova/ ATI:

HEPBAS
This project is led by Electroflight in the UK, with Baines Simmons and Sweden’s Heart Aerospace and research institute RISE as collaborators. It will research, develop, and ground test an innovative prototype high-energy propulsion battery system for electric aircraft. This will help to accelerate the transition of short-haul air travel to electric propulsion.

 

Innovairs årskonferens 2020

By Akademi, Saab Aeronautics, GKN Aerospace, Arenor/SMF, Innovair, Vinnova, Other

Innovairs årskonferens 2020 genomfördes 29 oktober. Det virtuella formatet lockade många fler deltagare än vanligt. Förutom de stående programpunkterna som exempelvis rapporter om Innovairs och NFFP:s utveckling, internationell samverkan, de olika aktörsgrupperingarnas verksamheter och internationaliseringen innehöll årets konferens en speciell presentation från Axel Krein, Clean Skys Executive Director, om Clean Skys program för hållbart flyg.

Kreins medverkan lyfts fram i senaste numret av Clean Sky E-News som också innehåller ett avsnitt om ”Clean Sky and Sweden: Delivering climate-neutral aviation together”. I denna text listas många av de aktiviteter och etableringar som Innovair varit med om att genomföra för att främja flygteknisk innovation i Sverige, och texten summerar Sveriges medverkan i Clean Sky på ett positivt och framåtblickande sätt.

Programmet för årskonferensen finns här.

Alla presentationer finns här.

Här hittar du Clean Sky-artikeln.

RISE Workshop 13 October – Composite technology in Sweden: Test and demo capabilities

By Multi use, Saab Aeronautics, GKN Aerospace, Arenor/SMF, Innovair, Vinnova

RISE Workshop 13 October – Composite technology in Sweden: Test and demo capabilities

RISE invites to a digital workshop with the aim of discussing and updating the industry on the test and demo facilities for composite technology available across Sweden.

Read more on this  LINK or download this invitation/programme PDF

Airbus presenterar konceptflygplan baserade på vätgasdrift

By Internationalisering, Saab Aeronautics, GKN Aerospace, Innovair, Vinnova, Other

Airbus har 21 september presenterat tre konceptflygplan baserade på vätgasdrift:
“ZEROe” – for a first climate neutral zero-emission commercial aircraft.

Läs mera på denna länk:  Airbus reveals new zeroemission concept aircraft
och se en video från presskonferensen 21 September (inkl. frågestund) via denna LÄNK.

Läs också studien Hydrogen Powered Aviation som presenterades våren 2020.
Den kan laddas ner här: Hydrogen Powered Aviation