Global air traffic is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of around 5% in the next 20 years. This high level of growth makes the need to address the environmental penalties of air traffic all the more urgent.
To reduce CO2 and NOX emissions new turbine cooling systems will be developed under the EU collaborative project ERICKA.
ERICKA is a 7-million Euro European project within the Seventh Framework Programme, partly funded by the European Commision. The project, coordinated by Rolls-Royce, involves the main European aeronautic industrial organisations (Rolls-Royce, AVIO, MTU, Snecma) and other research institutes and universities from around Europe.
The objective of the project is to directly contribute to the reduction in aircraft engine fuel consumption.
ERICKA – A FP7 Collaborative Project
What is a FP7 Project?
The Seventh Framework Programme is the European Union’s Research funding programme covering 2007-2013. The total budget of the EU for research in FP7 is 51 Billions. The main reasons for this programme are:
• to gain leadership in key scientific and technology areas
• to stimulate the creativity and excellence of European research
• to develop and strengthen the human potential of European research
• to enhance research and innovation capacity throughout Europe. FP7 covers domain such as Health, ICTs, Security and Transport.