Wednesday, September 19
- 02:00 - 02:30pm
Innovation in aerospace wing ice protection system: development of an advanced electro-thermal ice protection system integrated within a composite moveable leading edge structureMr. Nicolas VAN HILLE
SONACA, Research and Technology Manager
SONACA, EWIPS Technical Project Leader
Nowadays aerospace industry is looking for weight saving to reduce emissions. In order to support this objective, the OEM want to mutualize the energy source distribution going from hybrid energy source (pneumatic, hydraulic and electric) for conventional aircraft to a More Electrical Aircraft (MEA) with a full electric energy source. This MEA would allow a system mutualization, a system payload reduction and an engine power consumption reduction.
- 02:35 - 03:05pm
Innovation in aerospace materials and processes: development of advanced forming processes to manufacture complex sheet metal skin structuresMr. Yves MARCHAL
SONACA, Engineering Support, Head of M&P / Tests Department
Nowadays aerospace industry is looking for weight saving to reduce emissions. The high mechanical properties of advanced metallic alloys are usually associated to a low ductility, which does not allow a straightforward manufacturing route for complex parts. Conventional mechanical forming processes have shown their limitations. It is proposed to investigate alternative forming processes that would ease the manufacturing of complex aerospace parts and structures. Two opposite ways to proceed will be presented: the first option is to consider high velocity forming processes, while the second option will address hot creep forming.
- 03:10 - 03:40pm
Aerospace Ecosystems in MoroccoMr. Ali SEDDIKI
MIICEN (Ministère de l'Industrie, de l'Investissement, du Commerce et de l'Economie Numérique), Director of Aerospace, Rail, Naval and Renewable Energies
Presentation of Morocco's Industrial Acceleration Plan and aerospace 'ecosystems' as well as the government policy to support and build a solid and competitive aerospace industry in Morocco. The presentation will also focus on the unique partnership, launched in 2017, between The Boeing Company and the Kingdom of Morocco.
- 03:45 - 04:15pm
Additive manufacturing study case of an aerospace componentMr. Andy VANAERSCHOT,
ASCO INDUSTRIES, Research & Innovation Manager
Additive Manufacturing innovates the way how designing and manufacturing are done today. The Gooseneck bracket was one of the typical case studies performed at ASCO to evaluate the potential of metal 3D printing. The printing of this critical structural component in 2017 was the culmination of a 3-years technological watch exploring Powder Bed Fusion. The project included the redesigning of the component, printing via Electron Beam Melting and Selective Laser Melting and post-processing. The component weight was reduced by 30% by changing the original material to Ti6Al4V and by performing topological optimization. The buy-to-fly ratio, a very important indicator in Aerospace for material cost efficiency, was considerably reduced from 17:1 to 1.5:1.
- 04:20 - 04:50pm
Developing & Industrializing Advanced Composite Aerostructure Components in ScotlandMr. Steven WILSON,
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, Principal Manufacturing Research & Development Engineer
An overview of the development work supported by UK government funding that has led to the repatriation of the A320 spoiler back to the UK using an innovative new design with advanced materials and a highly automated manufacture and assembly process to meet customer requirements and future rate challenges.
Thursday, September 20
- 10:45 - 11:15am
Sonaca Innovation ProgramMr. Hugues LANGER
SONACA, CTO, R&T and Open Innovation
The Sonaca Innovation Program was launched in 2014, with the objective of finding new growth potential in both internal projects and external ventures. A presentation of the 4-year main findings will be followed by the Sonaca Aircraft spin-out example. Sonaca Aircraft is a new subsidiary of the Sonaca Group dedicated to general aviation. Since 2015, Sonaca Aircraft is developing, certifying and marketing a 2-seater aircraft for private pilots and flying schools all around Europe. Going from the market to the product definition, we will present you the insight of such a venture. As you may also have questions about entrepreneurship in a multinational group, we will go deeper in the dynamics of a small company, using the expertise of her parent companies but keeping its own flexibility. To close the presentation, some thoughts will be shared about the next steps in Innovation in the context of European competitiveness and societal issues.
- 11:20 - 11:40am
Innovation in aerospace: High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) is a platform which flies at high altitude (between 20km and 30km) to perform continuous and permanent missions, addressing advantages of satellites but with flexibility of an aerial meanMr. Kevin WYKES
SONACA Innovation Department, Business Development
HAPS is a payload platform which can carry similar payloads as satellites dedicated to observation and surveillance solution. Thanks to the lower altitude compared to satellites, and its flexibility, HAPS also provides an opportunity to carry other GNSS augmentation payloads (such as high accuracy correction broadcast, or interference monitoring for instance). The flexibility of use of an HAPS station could make possible to evolve the payloads over time and to reduce the constraints that are generated by the space environment.