FT2019 - TECHNICAL areas and topics

Major cooperative projects 
Topics: Military aircraft, civil aircraft, unmanned aircraft/RPAS, missiles/weapons, satellites and their launchers, Clean Sky and SESAR projects.

Environmentally friendly technology
Topics: Noise, emissions, climate issues, new fuels, optimised flight planning/flight profiles, surveillance systems, new engines, laminar flow, electric aircraft and engines, environmental satellites.

Aircraft and spacecraft system analysis 
Topics: Conceptual design, system of systems, co-operating systems, pre-projects, customer and functional requirements, system safety, security solutions, concept development, modelling and simulation, air and space transportation systems, operational applications, ATM.

Topics: Propulsion systems, turbomachinery, lifing methods, value-driven development, metallic materials, composite materials, manufacturing systems & processes.

Structures, materials, and processes
Topics: Loads, stress analysis, fatigue and fracture, damage tolerance, durability, structural dynamics, vibration, flutter, friction welding, advanced casting, high-speed machining, new fastening and shaping technology, composites, hybrid materials, functional materials, MEMS, nanotechnology, condition-based maintenance, additive manufacturing.

Aircraft and spacecraft technology
Topics: Aerodynamics, guidance systems, signature analysis, signature reduction, flow control, propulsion systems (including integration), combustion technology, materials technology, design- and structural technology, flight mechanics/flight dynamics, aeroelasticity, acoustics.

Sub-system and system technology
Topics: Avionics, autonomy, information systems, HMI and decision support, sensors and management systems (including communication, navigation and air traffic management), integrated production development. 

Operational availability, maintenance and support
Topics: Life cycle assessment, operation and maintenance, operating support systems, customer adapted production support, decision support, integrated testing, automatic failure investigation, remote repair, logistics.