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Construction Of Novel CERTification methOds and means of compliance for disruptive technologies

CONCERTO is exploring novel certification methods and means of compliance for disruptive technologies. The project aims to develop a comprehensive set of regulations on certification, together with a preliminary description of Methods of Compliance (MoCs) applicable to the three "thrusts" of Clean Aviation (Hybrid electric regional aircraft, Ultra-efficient short and short- medium range aircraft, Disruptive technologies to enable hydrogen-powered aircraft). It will also assess the feasibility of a digital certification framework to support collaboration and model-based certification.

The project is closely linked to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The collaboration aims to achieve a 30% reduction in Time to Market (TTMR) and a 30% cost reduction in certification, while ensuring compatibility with Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL6) at the aircraft level before the conclusion of the Clean Aviation programme. The goal is to achieve Entry-into-Service (EIS) by 2035, prioritizing safety as the overarching requirement throughout the development and certification process.

The project’s progress and key challenges are thoroughly discussed during the regular Steering Committee and Project Management Committee meetings. Last October, a significant milestone was reached with the successful 1st Annual Review Meeting being held at the Clean Aviation premises in Brussels, Belgium. This meeting gathered all project partners from across Europe, to assess the progress and outcomes achieved in the first six months of implementation in cooperation with external experts. 

Marking an exquisite beginning for 2024, CONCERTO’s latest advancements, breakthroughs, and future prospects have been presented to the prestigious AIAA Scitech Forum 2024 in Orlando, USA. This is the first of several events in which CONCERTO will actively engage this year, such as More Electric Aircraft Conference (MEA2024), International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD2024), Clean Aviation Annual Forum (CAAF2024), 34th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS2024), EASN International Conference.

Another significant milestone was reached in relation to the Active Wing PoC, the development of the Experimental Validation Aircraft (EVA) – a collaborative effort involving our esteemed partners from Dassault Aviation, Aviation Design, and ONERA. The EVA model has been mounted at the ONERA’s renowned L2 low-speed wind tunnel in Lille, France, where crucial windtunnel tests will be undergone to evaluate its aerodynamic characteristics in January and February, 2024. The scale 1/2 model of the EVA has been meticulously crafted by Aviation Design, using advanced carbon-fiber composite materials.

Stay up-to-date on the exciting developments of CONCERTO by visiting our website and following the project's social media pages on LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.


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The project is supported by the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking and its members.​

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking. Neither the European Union nor Clean Aviation JU can be held responsible for them.