To achieve enhanced sustainbility for air vehicles

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
To achieve enhanced sustainbility for air vehicles
Cluster of enablers: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define the air vehicles of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Capability
Capability: 
To Design for sustainability
Sub capability: 
Materials
R&I needs: 
Materials
Achievements
2020: 
* Easily-recyclable engineered thermoplastic composite materials for structural applications at TRL 6 * trade-off applied and accepted between environmental impact caused by new light weight material during manufacturing and energy saving through-out lifecycle * research on recycling of scarce materials
2035: 
* Easily-recyclable engineered thermoplastic composite materials for structural applications at TRL 8 * Bio-derived, naturally bio-degradable polymer materials for secondary structure * implementation of recycling of scrace materials
2050: 
* Easily-recyclable engineered thermoplastic composite materials for structural applications fully qualified for aeronautic usage * Bio-derived, naturally bio-degradable polymer materials for primary structure

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