News & Events
January 28th, 2020: Prince Charles visited University of Cambridge's Whittle Laboratory
Cambridge Independent reported about Prince Charles’ visit at the Whittle Laboratory
10/11th December, 2019: Last CENTRELINE GA Meeting in Warsaw
6th CENTRELINE GA Meeting at University of Technology, Warsaw
June 7th, 2019: AVIATION WEEK - Article about CENTRELINE
Can New Concepts Reshape The Narrowbody Market?Graham Warwick (Orlando, Florida), Jun 7, 2019. Advanced aircraft concepts are most often academic exercises, vision vehicles to inspire the imagination and guide research or technology collectors to enable engineers to analyze the integrated benefits of multiple advances. Such concepts are a form of language with which designers can convey the essence of their ideas concisely. They have taken on prominence as industry wrestles with the reality that turbine engines will not continue to deliver improvements in fuel efficiency …
April 30th, 2019: CENTRELINE on euronews
CENTRELINE on euronews
The CENTRELINE test campaign at the Low Turbulence Wind Tunnel of TU Delft was featured in Euronews on Tuesday 30th April 2019.
February 1st, 2019: Policy Maker Workshop, Brussels
Policy Maker Workshop Promoting a dialogue between politics and research towards Flightpath 2050
February 1, 2019: 13:00–15:30
JOIN US ATEU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi) Rue du Trône 98/8 B-1050 Brussels http://www.bayfor.org/ https://www.kowi.de/en/kowi.aspx/
More Efficiency. Less Emissions.Propulsive Fuselage Concept by CENTRELINE The CENTRELINE Project demonstrates the proof of concept for a ground-breaking approach to synergistic propulsion-airframe integration – the propulsive fuselage concept (PFC). CENTRELINE matures the technological key features of the concept to TRL 3–4. The project targets CO2 reductions of 11% against an advanced conventional reference aircraft for the year 2035.
To bridge policy and researchThe Policy Maker Workshop will provide a forum for policy professionals, researchers and industry representatives to debate on challenges and opportunities in aviation technology research. The workshop shall identify gaps in research and policies, and discuss options to secure and enhance Europe’s leading role in advanced aviation technologies.
|13:00||Registration & Coffee|
|13:40||Keynote speech by Sebastiano Fumero, Head of Unit H3 Aviation, European Commission: Europe’s vision for aviation: current demands and challenges|
|13:55||CENTRELINE project presentation: Overview, first results, impact Arne Seitz, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., Munich|
|14:10||Keynote speech by Daniel Reckzeh, Head of Research & Technology Plateau Bremen, AIRBUS: Technologies for the future|
|14:25||Panel discussion: How are we going to fly in 2035? – Propulsive Fuselage technology implications towards Flightpath 2050|
|15:20||Wrap up & Conclusion|
Target groupThe key target group of the workshop are EU policy makers, advisory agencies as well as representatives from the aviation industry, aviation research community and journalists.
RegistrationAttendance is free of charge. Seats are limited, and we kindly ask you to register online. Deadline for registration 28 January 2019.
ContactARTTIC Sophie Rau E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 27/28th, 2018: Consortium visits wind tunnel facilities at TU Delft
The 4th CENTRELINE General Assembly took place at TU Delft on 27/28th November 2018. In-between Work Package- Updates and intensive discussions the consortium visited the wind tunnel facilities.
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