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Aeronautics - technology integration and flight demostrators<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/FLARE1.jpg" width="4160" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://webauthoring.cira.it/en/competences/Pages/aeronautics-integrations-flight-demos.aspxAeronautics - technology integration and flight demostrators<p>​Due to the increasing need for horizontal and vertical integration which is more and more characterizing  high technological content project  typical of the aviation industry , the AERO unit ensures the integration of aeronautical technologies necessary for the development of complex aviation systems for dual use : transport aircraft, general aviation aircraft , rotary wing and tilt rotor aircraft , trans - atmospheric high speed vehicles, remotely piloted aircrafts . AERO also ensures the design, development and operation of systems and demonstrators for the validation of aeronautical technologies.<br></p><p>The department is able to supply the following products to support the competitiveness and technological development of national and European aerospace industry:</p><ul><li>System engineering studies </li><li>Preliminary design of aeronautical systems </li><li>Definition of ground and flight demonstrators </li><li>Operation of flight demonstrators </li><li>Flight Test program defintion and management for technology demonstrators</li><li>Project management </li><li>Airworthiness process management</li></ul><ul><li>Technology integration </li><li>Technology validation  process up to medium-high maturity level. </li><li>System integration and system engineering </li><li>Fligh test methods </li><li>Innovative configuration design </li><li>Preliminary design methods </li></ul>

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Maiden flight of Clean Sky 2’s scaled flight demonstrator<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/05_Flyby%20SFD%20%5bNLR_2022_006_213%5d%20rid.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://webauthoring.cira.it/en/competences/Pages/Clean-Sky-2,-volo-inaugurale-del-dimostratore-di-volo-in-scala.aspxMaiden flight of Clean Sky 2’s scaled flight demonstratorThe maiden flight of a scaled version of a single-aisle aircraft, known as the Scaled Flight Demonstrator (SFD), took place under the Clean Sky 2 JU. Stakeholders will use the SFD to test and mature disruptive technologies in order to achieve a climate-neutral air transport system by 2050.2022-04-07T22:00:00Z
Opticoms Project, ok the Structural Health Monitoring system<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Cassone.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://webauthoring.cira.it/en/competences/Pages/Progetto-Opticoms,-ok-il-sistema-di-Structural-Health-Monitoring-.aspxOpticoms Project, ok the Structural Health Monitoring systemIn the frame of the OPTICOMS Project, in September 2020, the planned tests on a portion of a wing box were successfully carried out for the verification of a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system for the integrity control of the structural gluing lines2020-12-03T23:00:00Z
FLARE: an optionally piloted aircraft for technology validation<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/FLARE.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://webauthoring.cira.it/en/competences/Pages/FLARE.aspxFLARE: an optionally piloted aircraft for technology validationCIRA has developed an Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) derived by a commercial, off-the-shelf, ultra-light aircraft, a TECNAM P92-Echo S. The aircraft is a flying test bed capable to perform flight test of autonomous flight technologies and traffic separation scenario based on ADS-B technology.2016-11-21T23:00:00Z