Overall designs of air vehicles that minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
Overall designs of air vehicles that minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption
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 Evolve innovative configurations of Air Vehicle that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Sub capability: 
To evolve innovative configurations of Rotorcraft
R&I needs: 
- Conventional air vehicle configurations that minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption - Integration of novel propulsion system and aerodynamic concepts - Radical vehicle and propulsion/power system concepts
Achievements
2020: 
* Demonstration flights of civil high speed compound R/C and/or tiltrotor A/C * Optimised R/C aerodynamics (fuselage, rotor, etc.) for high speed applications
2035: 
* demonstration flights of full electric drive train R/C * demonstration flight of actively controlled R/C * demonstration flights of variable rotor mast tilt
2050: 
* Demonstration flights of R/C with distributed lift and propulsion devices
Key Performance Indicator: 
-50%(-10 EPNdB per op) in 2020 -53% (-11 EPNdB per op) in 2035 -65% (-15 EPNdB per op) in 2050 + TBD % improvement on NAP Implementation Progress Indicator

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