Completion ELECTRA program
Recently the close-out meeting with Leonardo Helicopters took place. We are proud that we have now successfully completed this 4-year program in which Leonardo Helicopters, Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum and Aeronamic have worked closely together on the Efficient and Light Electric Compressor for Tilt-Rotor Aircraft (ELECTRA) development program of a Cabin Pressurization Pack for future TiltRotors, as part of the Clean Aviation joint undertaking Clean Sky 2. During that time, Aeronamic has developed a high-speed oil-les electrical centrifugal cabin air compressor including controller in-house. Together with NLR, several DO-160 tests were conducted, including vibration tests as shown in this video.
This project has received funding from Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 831999.
Our mission towards zero emissions
Everyone is keen to take steps towards more electric and energy efficient aircraft, including Aeronamic. Our Business Development Manager Paul Rusch explains how our high speed e-compressors seamlessly align with the many sustainability developments that currently take place in the aviation market.
Our multifunctional facility in Sibiu, Romania
Did you know that our pilot factory for the e-compressor business is situated at our facility in Sibiu, Romania? Sibiu is Aeronamic’s center of excellence for the manufacturing of ultra light-weight precision parts and therefore the perfect place for our pilot factory. This is how Aeronamic contributes organization-wide to innovative solutions for sustainable aviation.
Manufacturing Agreement Lilium
We’ve got some exciting news to share! Lilium, developer of the first all electric vertical take-off and landing jet, has entered a manufacturing agreement with Aeronamic. We will be manufacturing the fan for the Lilium Jet’s propulsion system. A collaboration that fits perfectly within our Mission Zero program. Want to know more about this new partnership?
Product Development moves to Technology Base Enschede
Aeronamic’s product development department will establish itself in a former F-16 shelter at the Technology Base in Enschede. This move will take place in august 2023. During the upcoming months, the F-16 shelter will be converted into an office and test location for our innovative e-compressor developments. Want to know more about this collaboration with Technology Base?
Clean Sky 2 Testing Readiness Review
On June 21st Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum, Leonardo Helicopters and Aeronamic held the Testing Readiness Review for the Cabin Air Compressor pack. The pack is being developed in the ELECTRA program as part of the Clean Aviation-joint-undertaking Clean Sky 2. The successful review is a big milestone for all parties involved. We can now start testing the manufactured hardware. We would like to thank both Leonardo Helicopters and NLR for a very productive and inspiring meeting.
This project has received funding from Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 831999. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Clean Sky 2 JU members other than the Union.
How global events shake up our industry
The aerospace industry is heavily influenced by developments around the world. We push limits to respond to demand. But how is our industry affected when there is a global event? And, more specifically, how does it affect Aeronamic? Due to the current circumstances, Steffen de Vries believed it was time to share an update on that very subject.
Enabling change through technology
Changing times lead to a changing world. A lot of major changes are often reflected in the use and development of technology. In the engineering playing field, we have always been at the cutting edge and able to anticipate upcoming changes. But there’s no use being a frontrunner if we don’t have a strong connection with the market.
When product development spreads its wings
We first got to know Mark Gerber in 2005 when he was part of our Aeronamic team as a researcher from the Delft University of Technology. Seven years later, he joined our company taking on the role of R&D Lead Engineer. Now, ten years later, he has switched roles and became our new Vice President of Engineering.
Join our mission zero
A couple of months ago, I provided you with an update on the exciting sustainable developments at Aeronamic. I told you that there was a lot going on, especially when it came to vertical take-off and landing, and I promised to write more about it soon. Well, here we are! Aeronamic is no stranger to sustainable aviation and, over the past decade, we have been developing components that contribute to more sustainable aviation.
Introducing our cabin pressurization system
As a tier 2 company, we have a lot of experience acting as a liaison within the aerospace industry. We know our way between system integrators and suppliers, for example. And just as well we know how to be of value to the Clean Sky 2 project, together with Leonardo Helicopters and the NLR. At present, we‘re working together on the Leonardo Next-Generation Civil Tiltrotor (NGCTR) and one huge achievement as a result of this project was the introduction of our innovative cabin pressurization system.
Exciting sustainable developments at Aeronamic
We had hoped to attend the Paris Airshow and meet our customers and partners. To catch up and share recent experiences, but also to show Aeronamic’s current developments and innovations. Well, we don’t have to explain why the Airshow in Paris was canceled, but although COVID-19 is still ongoing, we can also see bright spots in our industry. The number of flights is increasing. Domestic flights are even at their usual level and international flights are slowly starting up again. This means that our work in commercial aviation is once more on the rise.
Breakthrough in our Nedefa project
Last December, we achieved a breakthrough in the NEDEFA project with a series of successful tests on a test-rig that we designed. With this project, Aeronamic is developing new technologies for aircraft environmental control systems, together with TU Delft and partners.