News & Events
April 24th, 2018: EC website - Article about CENTRELINE
A new aircraft propulsion system to cut CO2 emissionsAir traffic volumes are projected to double by the mid-2030s, with CO2 emissions from aircraft expected to do likewise without new fuel-efficient aircraft entering the market. EU-funded researchers are exploring a propulsion method to reduce fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions – good for the environment and the industry’s competitiveness.
February 15th, 2018: AVIATION WEEK - Article about CENTRELINE
Europe Eyes Fuel-Saving Boundary-Layer PropulsionGraham Warwick (Orlando, Florida)
Airliners with fans embedded in the tail to reenergize the fuselage wake and reduce drag are attracting interest as a potential next step in cutting the fuel burn of commercial aircraft. But there is debate over whether such designs are also a promising initial application of electric propulsion to large aircraft. NASA’s single-aisle turboelectric aircraft with aft boundary-layer propulsor concept, or STARC-ABL, is drawing attention thanks to studies indicating a 7-12% reduction in …
February 12th, 2018: CENTRELINE Project Video launched
July 19th, 2017: CENTRELINE Kick-off Meeting