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Airport 2030 - Work Task 4.1
Evolutionary Aircraft Configurations
Possible A320 Successor

The project "Airport 2030" developed economic concepts and solutions for future air traffic demands. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is working on efficient evolutionary aircraft configurations.

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BoxWing5 The research project is part of the
Leading-Edge Cluster Competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region
        Lighthouse Project 3: Airport 2030
            Work Package 4: Aircraft Configurations for Efficient Ground Operations
                Work Task 4.1: Evolutionary Aircraft Configurations

Duration: 1st December 2008 - 31th January 2014

Work task 4.1 was led by HAW Hamburg. Airbus contributed to the work task by participating in the definition of requirements and by discussing results. Investigations were based on experience from the project ALOHA. The research project had to concentrate on a rather near term time horizon for the implementation of the technologies. Hence the development of rather practical, conventional, and evolutionary aircraft configurations was the task of the project. For the same reason only limited modifications to the airport infrastructure were envisaged. The innovative solutions were assessed with respect to their Direct Operating Costs (DOC) and their environmental impact.

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Funding and Employees

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research funded 50% of HAW Hamburg's project. This share is 217000 EUR. The project executing organization of the cluster project was Project Management Jülich.

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Johanning was working on the project during its main and final phase (2011-05-01 to 2014-01-31). Mr. Johanning was PhD student at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich. Mr. Johanning continued the research with the topic Integration of Life Cycle Assessment in Preliminary Aircraft Design, financed by a grant from German Federal Environmental Foundation.

BoxWing7 Other employees working for some time on the project at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (in chronological order): Dipl.-Ing. Philip Krammer, MSc; Dipl.-Ing. Mihaela Niţă (heute: Dr.-Ing. Mihaela Man); Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Schiktanz, MSc; Priyanka Barua, B.Tech (Hons.); Tahir Sousa, B.Tech (Hons.); Dipl.-Ing. Ricardo Caja Calleja, MSc; Dipl.-Ing. Liana Urseanu (BSc). Many students supported the research with a project report or a final thesis. Other students contributed during an internship or as student assistant. Subcontractors were MAXKON with the study "Airport Compatibility of Medium Range Aircraft with Large Wing Span" (author: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Wuttke) and Philcrafter (Maynila, the Philippines) who manufactured the aircraft models.


The Project in the News

Flight International   Flightglobal   Hamburg Aviation



Results of Airport2030 - Evolutionary Aircraft Configurations - Possible A320 Successor

item The results of the project were presented on 2013-11-27 at Hamburg Airport. Participants came from the area of government, public authorities, and the project executing organization. More important for the research content was the official final meeting at Airbus, Hamburg on 2014-06-05. Participants at this meeting came from the Airbus Future Project Office (FPO) in Hamburg. Experts from other Airbus sites were connected to the meeting via video conference.

item JOHANNING, Andreas; SCHOLZ, Dieter: Airport2030 AP4.1: Configuration for Scenario 2015 (Possible A320 Successor)
*.pdf Airport2030_PRE_FinalPresentation_Airbus_2014-06-05.pdf     Size:   57M

BoxWing8 item JOHANNING, Andreas: Video: Simulated Flight of the Smart Turboprop
*.wmv Airport2030_VIDEO_SmartTurboprop_SimulatedFlight_2012-12-16.mp4     Size:   44M
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item CAJA CALLEJA, Ricardo: Video: Simulated Flight of a Diamond Boxwing
*.wmv Airport2030_VIDEO_BoxWing_SimulatedFlight_2012-09-10.wmv     Size:   56M
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The turboprop driven aircraft was identified as a possible candidate for the next generation of short and medium range aircraft.

item Publications are listed on the German page.

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Summary here based on Flight International from 18.01.2011.
LAST UPDATE:  03 December 2017
AUTHOR:  Prof. Dr. Scholz

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