Project Kick-off Meeting of EU H2020 CENTRELINE Hosted by Bauhaus Luftfahrt
On June 20th and 21st, 2017, the consortium and technical advisory board kicked off the recently funded European Union Horizon 2020 research project “CENTRELINE”. Therefore, 30 aerospace experts and researchers from six European countries gathered on Bauhaus Luftfahrt’s premises in order to discuss the first steps towards a proof of concept for the Propulsive Fuselage idea. The different perspectives on this from an industrial and academic viewpoint were gauged in a session of keynote talks and a subsequent panel discussion, featuring contributions from Airbus Operations, ONERA and the University of Cambridge. To round off the productive two-day meeting, a technical workshop addressing the collaborative design space in the project was performed.
CENTRELINE (“ConcEpt validatioN sTudy foR fusElage wake-filLIng propulsioN intEgration”) is a breakthrough innovation project funded with 3.7 million euros for 36 months by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 framework programme. Coordinated by Bauhaus Luftfahrt, the CENTRELINE project consortium comprises nine partners in total. Beside Bauhaus Luftfahrt, this includes three leading industry partners, namely Airbus Defence and Space, MTU Aero Engines and Siemens, as well as four reputable European universities, namely Chalmers University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, the University of Cambridge and Warsaw University of Technology, supported by the management consulting partner ARTTIC. The CENTRELINE consortium is accompanied by a technical advisory board of experts from industrial stakeholders and research organisations.
The Propulsive Fuselage aircraft concept.