ITP Aero, a founding member of Clean Aviation, will participate in four projects to develop ground-breaking technologies for hydrogen-powered and hybrid-electric aeronautic engines.
ITP Aero welcomes the decision of the European Union’s Clean Aviation programme to proceed with over €700m of funding for 20 aviation research and innovation programmes from across the industry. Following the first Call for Proposals evaluation, a proportion of this funding, subject to successful completion of grant preparation, will enable ITP Aero and partners to carry out ground-breaking research that will accelerate sustainable propulsion and decarbonisation research.
The Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking is the European Union’s leading research and innovation programme for transforming aviation towards a sustainable and climate-neutral future. The four projects in which ITP Aero participates (HEAVEN, HE-ART, CAVENDISH and TheMa4HERA) will focus on three main technology pillars:
Ultra-efficient aeronautical architectures to address short and medium-haul needs with innovative gas turbine configurations to help reduce emissions.
- Hybrid and electric architectures promote research into new hybrid electric engine architectures and their integration.
- Disruptive technologies for hydrogen-powered aircraft. To enable aircraft and engines to exploit the potential of hydrogen as an alternative fuel.
Erlantz Cristobal, Executive Director at ITP Aero, said, “ITP Aero is focused in spearheading the transition towards sustainable propulsion systems and this milestone will build on our existing know-how to help accelerate technological breakthroughs in line with our commitment to be a carbon neutral company in 2050”.