Since 2002 we participate in European reference R&D projects as part of V, VI and VII European Framework Program. Those are programs as AWIATOR, SILENCER, RC2, LAYSA or HP-SMART EMA, the last one as part of Clean Sky.
Actually, these are the outstanding R&D projects managed by the Innovation Area:
Disruptive aerostructure component solutions based on the use of new materials.
Study of low-cost technologies and high cadences in composites
Robotic, flexible and smart solutions for the manufacturing of metal and composite parts
Development of an innovative concept of liquid hydrogen tank for aviation use.
Development of innovative activities as part as Clean Sky 2
Search for a working environment where symbiotic collaboration between human workers and robots can bring significant benefits in tasks and complex to be automated
Reduction of metallic material consumption by reinforcements of composites in titanium detail parts
Development of a medium-sized VTP with technological improvements that allow higher production rates and lower costs, basing its construction on the use of thermoplastic resin materials reinforced with carbon fiber.
Improve aerodynamic efficiency of aeronautical aerostructures. Lighter designs and improved production efficiency.
WAAM tech development (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing).
To obtain carbon fiber aeronautical hardware with assured process repeatability and very high cadences.
Development of additive manufacturing technology in titanium-based preform manufacturing to replace existing forgings.
Application of additive manufacturing in the aeronautics industry.
Aerostructures is based on the development of our capacities, the increase of the know-how in design and simulation, and on the incorporation of innovative technology according to our expertise. All this to face the upcoming aircraft insights.
The demand and forecast of growth for 2020 address the implementation in Aciturri of R&D projects both individually and in partnership with other sectoral agents.
Wings and empennage
Fuselage and fairing
58,6 M€ planned for 2018-2020
We identify and analyze the most advanced technologies and processes for its incorporation into the company's value chain.
Innovative solutions developed by Aciturri,
200.501.622 Sealing application
201.431.372 Composite bonding stiffeners
Development and innovation
We can’t understand any other way to move forward than to be an active agent of industrial innovation. It is our greatest assurance of long-term success. Thus, in Aciturri we develop and implement internal projects to improve our operational efficiency.
Keel Beams, Shear Ties and passenger door surround S.46.
Extension, Auxiliary Fins and Ventral Fins.
We identify the R&D programs that are alignment with our corporate strategy, as well as public and private finance opportunities for its develop. Aciturri integrates these projects in development teams and promotes its technical dissemination in specialized forums.
Publishing of technical articles related to our R&D activities
Exhibition and assistance to congresses and specialized conferences.
We are part of different international work teams in partnership with institutions which promotes R&D as TEDAE, PAE or AEC.