From 23 to 26 June, Avio Aero will host the Clean Sky consortium's eleventh annual review. The Clean Sky initiative is an ambitious European research programme aimed at developing breakthrough technologies for increasing the environmental sustainability of air transport.
Established in 2008 to fulfil the objectives set by the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE), Clean Sky is aimed at developing innovative technologies to increase the environmental sustainability of air transport through practical action, such as the validation of new technologies and configurations by means of ground testing of complete engines - or demonstrators - with specific innovative technologies. The project covers six distinct target areas, one of which is aircraft engines.
The challenging four-day event organised by Avio Aero will involve a presentation and review of the progress achieved since June 2014 using the SAGE (Sustainable And Green Engine) demonstrators.
A busy schedule of meetings to be held at the Sitea Hotel in Turin will involve the active participation of our colleagues from Engineering. In particular, Enrico Casale (Programme Manager Clean Sky Demonstrators), Alessandra Torri (Technical Leader SAGE2 LPT Demonstrator), Marco Degiovanni (Technical Leader SAGE2 GBX Demonstrator) and Alberto Frezet (Technical Leader SAGE4 GBX Demonstrator) will be chairing meetings and taking part in the presentation of Avio Aero's progress with the programme. The review will involve representatives of Europe's leading names in the industry, such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, SAFRAN, MTU, Alenia Aermacchi, ITP and GKN, as well as various delegates from the European Commission.
Avio Aero is putting the finishing touches to a series of significant achievements in the Clean Sky demonstrators, such as the development and realisation of two different power transmission configurations and a high-speed turbine for geared engines, through the application of innovative technologies and architectural solutions.