The aeronautical industry is, today, faced with important challenges related to eco-compliance of its products. The optimal use of materials, energy, resources involved in the production, avoidance of hazardous non REACH compliant materials together with energy consumption optimisation of aircraft on-board systems is the fundamental objective of the Eco-Design programme (ECO) to considerably reduce the environmental impact of new aviation products and systems to be introduced into the market. Eco-Design ITD is composed of two main parts: the Eco-Design for Airframe application (EDA) and the Eco-Design for small aircraft Systems application (EDS). EDA directly focused on making substantial progress in reducing the environmental impact of the manufacture, maintenance and disposal of aircraft and related products (according to ACARE 2050 requirements), while EDS focused on making significant steps towards the concept of the more/all-electric vehicle systems aircraft because this concept is expected to bring significant benefits along the aircraft life cycle through the removal of noxious hydraulic fluid (maintenance improvement) and the “on board power by wire” (consumption reduction through efficient energy management). ECO ITD beneficiaries have disseminated their results across Europe. Partners from SMEs, research centres and universities greatly contributed to reach the target shown in the table, by increasing performances year after year.
The figure below shows the production of the papers during the course of the project. Clean Sky 2 is certain that further publications have been made after the closure of the project and for this it invites the authors to report their works.
Paper Production for Year
Most of these works were produced by universities. This chart considers only the institution to which the first author of the paper belongs. However, it must be noted that more than 74% of ECO Clean Sky papers involve more than one organisation. This means that the participation of industry (SMEs have been included in this category) and research centres to the project dissemination is higher of that indicated in the picture below.
Paper for type of organisation
More than 76% of all dissemination occurred in Europe, around 19% in the United States and about 5% in the rest of the world, as shown in this figure where the number of papers for country are reported.
Conference Participation for Country