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 develop technologies for sustainability across the full product lifecycle
Sub capability: 
Product Life Time
R&I needs: 
Product Life Time
Achievements
2020: 
* re-use of systems/parts from decommissioned aircraft fully in line with safety standards allowing low cost life extension of aircraft * product life time extended by retrofit of new technologies as they become affordable in existing airframes
2035: 
* airframe designed to allow easy upgrade of systems * design for re-usability
2050: 
* self-reparing materials are used

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