AIRTEC: ENOVAL to organise a workshop for suppliers

(PresseBox) ( Munich, )
The EU’s ENOVAL (ENgine mOdule VALidators) technology program will be showcased at the AIRTEC trade fair for the aerospace supply chain in late October. “We’ll be holding a workshop for companies interested in learning more about the possibilities of cooperation on the program and what the opportunities and challenges might be,” explains ENOVAL coordinator Dr. Edgar Merkl of MTU Aero Engines. The event will take place on the third day of the trade show, Thursday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the venue being the Messe München exhibition centre. The workshop is entitled “Ultra-High Bypass Ratio Aero Engines – New Opportunities and Challenges for Suppliers”.

The workshop serves to familiarize companies with the new technologies developed as part of ENOVAL for the next generation of aero engines. Other topics addressed will be airport operators’ current and future requirements regarding aircraft and engines and ways for emerging aircraft concepts to satisfy these demands.

The engines for next-generation commercial short-, medium- and long-range aircraft that will enter into service from 2025 on will have ultra-high bypass ratios of 12:1 to 20:1 and ultra-high overall pressure ratios of 50:1 to 70:1. The focus of the ENOVAL studies is on such engines, which represent a key technology of the SRIA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda developed by the ACARE Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe. The objective of ENOVAL is to develop new low-pressure spool technologies for medium-sized, large and very large turbofans incorporating geared turbofan technology to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions by up to five percent and in noise by up to 1.3 decibels.


ENOVAL, which is set up within the Seventh Framework Programme, will run for four years and has a gross budget of more than € 45 million, co-funded by the European Commission with € 26.5 million. Led by MTU Aero Engines, 35 partners from ten European countries are developing new low-pressure spool technologies for turbofans, with bypass ratios of between 12:1 and 20:1 and overall pressure ratios of between 50:1 and 70:1. The focus is on engines incorporating geared turbofan technology. Major players from the European aero engine industry – including Avio Aero, GKN Aerospace, ITP, MTU, Rolls-Royce, Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Aero Boosters and Safran Helicopter Engines – cooperate in ENOVAL with SMEs from the aeronautics sector and academic and research organizations.
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