SUSTAINair - Sustainable aerospace value chains

SUSTAINair - Sustainable aerospace value chains
Industrie Straße, Gemeinde Seibersdorf, Lower Austria 2444, Austria
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Austrian Institute of Technology

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The waste of high-quality, aerospace-grade materials is one of the biggest challenges to sustainable aerospace engineering. SUSTAINair applies circular economy principles to the design, manufacturing, operations and end-of-life phases of aircraft. This includes:
Circular design of individual components and joining technologies for airframe construction (including morphing)
Real-time structural health monitoring of materials and joints during operations
Improved maintenance and repair technologies to extend aircraft life time
Rivet removal demonstrator using robotics and water jet cutting for improved recovery of high-quality aluminium recycling materials