Innovation

in UHBR-related technologies  for the future of aero-engine architectures

Optimisation

resulting in faster development time, less fuel burn, reduced downtime and less maintenance cost

Results

of significant impact for the competitiveness of Europe's aero-equipment industry

NIPSE or Novel Integration of Powerplant System Equipment is a research and innovation project in the field of aeronautical engineering. The project has received a funding of 6.2 million euro from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Union and was launched on 1st June 2015. It is set to run for a period of three years (36 months) and is coordinated by Aircelle.

The NIPSE project addresses the challenges linked to novel aircraft engine architectures, in particular to UHBR (Ultra-High Bypass Ratio) engines, and the integration of these engine systems into the aircraft nacelle.

As a matter of fact, the UHBR technology confronts aircraft engineers with currently unsolved challenges linked to spatial, thermal and more general functional matters. At the same time, this technology is highly interesting as it offers advances in the aero-engine propulsion efficiency and also has the potential for significant reduction in fuel burn, noise and emissions.

These potential benefits obviously have a positive impact on the environment and, thus, more generally to today’s societal needs. In addition, the propulsion efficiency gains are also part of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe).

The NIPSE project takes on the challenges arising from the UHBR architecture and develops new technologies which will provide more competitive solutions for future aero-engine architectures. Simultaneously, NIPSE will help Europe to achieve its environmental, societal and political targets by putting to practice the potential strongpoints of the UHBR technology.

The NIPSE project brings together a consortium of 10 partners from 5 European countries. Thanks to their various background and complementary expertise, the partners come up with a comprehensive approach and all the necessary know-how to achieve the ambitious goals of the NIPSE project.

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