Advances in Aviation Technology

Leaders i A i ti L d in Aviation, J k t 2007 Jakarta
John Blanchfield, Director, Technical Marketing, Airbus

Airbus in 2006 and now in 2007 so far …
In 2006, 824 new firm orders - second best year ever 434 aircraft delivered - best year ever

In 2007,

854 new orders 330 deliveries (target ~450 aircraft) 450

Technology in design policy
A core value of Airbus product policy
Applied when mature, Proven basic technology for new applications Tangible benefits Must be optimum for the whole design Costs vs risks for all stakeholders e.g. affordability, repairability, supportability Including consultation with customers and operators

Unmistakably an Airbus cockpit - yet a step forward

Onboard Information Terminals
Interactive screens, ‘less paper environment’ Navigation charts weather map hosting Log Book charts, hosting, calculation of W&B, airport/en route performance Systems for video surveillance in cockpit and cabin Keyboard and Cursor Control Unit (KCCU)

A380 flight deck has 8 identical interactive screens

Vertical situation awareness

Airport Navigation


A380: True new-generation aircraft
New flight controls architecture dual Hydraulic / Electric (2H/2E) Variable Frequency electrical power generation

Interactive Onboard information system

Integrated Modular Avionics

Airbus technological “firsts” on the A380

25% of A380 structure is of carbon composite material
Weight saving of approx. 15 tonnes

Laser beam welding, friction-stir welding friction stir
saves weight, eliminates corrosion ‘traps’

The unique A380 cabin

In a class of its own

The unique A380 cabin

Leading the way to a new First Class offering ultimate privacy Class,

The unique A380 cabin

New generation, new experience

313.0725/07 JG JVH VP

The A380 offers the highest quality in other classes
Ability to accommodate innovative Business Class seating

Economy Cl E Class seats t 1inch wider than 747

A350 XWB - a wide ranging family

Capacity - 3-Class seating


MTOW 295t (650klb) Thrust 92klb


MTOW 265t (584klb) Thrust 83klb


MTOW 245t (540klb) Thrust 74klb


Range 8300nm

A superior family with no compromise on range

A350 XWB wing design

Composite structure 35degree leading edge sweep 64m wingspan (ICAO Category E) g Advanced high-lift devices Mach 0.85 cruise speed

Building on a heritage of aerodynamic excellence

A350 XWB – Flight deck
Building on A380 experience…

Head-up display Dual Integrated Standby Instrument g y System Vertical Display

Onboard Information System Brake to Vacate Onboard Airport Navigation System

Six identical 15” LCD displays

Crew Rest Compartment

Flight Crew Rest Compartment 2 flight crew bunks 1 fli ht crew workstation k t ti flight Secure access from flight deck

Cabin Crew Rest Compartment p Up to 8 cabin crew bunks No impact on revenue space

A350 XWB - crew rest areas
Cabin flexibility preserved No impact on revenue space

Comfortable rest for uncompromised range

A350 XWB – Intelligent Airframe

Wing Wi Empennage Hybrid fuselage

Frames, ribs, floor beams, gear bays,.. Belly f i i B ll fairing Landing gears, pylons, attachments Misc.

A350-900 A350 900 XWB
Material Breakdown (%)
Including Landing Gear

Al/Al Li Al/Al-Li 20% 7% Steel




14% Titanium

A350 XWB puts the right material in the right place

A350 XWB fuselage: Intelligent composite design

New cross-section New materials New aerodynamic shape




4 shells concept - less weight, greater precision Long panels require only lap joints – less weight gp q y pj g Lay-up and skin thickness optimisation Each panel optimised for local loading


- IFE & Connectivity

Personalised services:
Personal Electronic Device interface with a/c: – Audio Video re-direction to IFE – Content download from IFE – Passenger own phone number, contact list, service provider graphic interface provider,

Integrated cabin network:
Single simple, intuitive interface for: Single, simple – Passengers: entertainment and connectivity – Crew & maintenance staff : all cabin services Weight, W i ht space, maintenance benefits: i t b fit – Network integration – BroadBand connectivity y


Smarter avionics & systems

New procedures to reduce environmental impact

RNP – Required Navigation Performance CDA – Continuous Descent Approach NADP – Noise Abatement Departure Procedure RTA – Required Time of Arrival


- Required Navigation Performance

Flexibility to go where you want with precision Lower fuel burn, less emissions Less noise as routes avoid populated areas
116 arriving flights, RWY 34, Kelowna

31nm shorter

128 arriving flights, RWY 34, Kelowna

41nm shorter 41 h t


will be RNP 0.1


- Continuous Descent Approach

More efficient than traditional ‘Dive and Drive’ Lower fuel burn, less emissions Less noise as requires lower thrust settings

CDA Dive and Drive

Aviation and the environment
The most contentious issue facing commercial aviation today, especially in Europe. EU proposals on Emissions Trading from 2011 / 2012 ICAO studying whether to adopt Emissions trading

2013 will be a very different regulatory environment
Photo courtesy of Jerome Raynal

Now, let’s get the facts right!
Aviation accounts for about 2% of total man-made CO2 emissions…

… aviation also contributes 8% of global GDP and supports 29 million jobs

Reductions in noise and fuel consumption

Relative Fuel Burn per seat 70% reduction over 40 years
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 1960 1980 2000 2020

Lateral Noise Level
Corrected for Aircraft Thrust Turbojets T b j t 1st gen. turbofans

-20dB +75% quieter

2nd gen. turbofans
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000

A380 – The quietest large aircraft by far
Los Angeles Airport Typical noise footprint (85dBA)


400 400seater

The A380 carries 40% more passengers p g yet has a 46% smaller noise footprint than today’

A380 is 20 years ahead of the fleet
Worldwide passenger air traffic fuel consumption (litres per 100km per passenger)
American SUV (10.2)

European Saloon (6.7)

A380 (2.9)

World Fleet projection 3 litres per pax/100km

The A380 deliverers 2025 fuel burn efficiency – today!

Technology research already underway
Fuel cell technology
Demonstrator shown at 2007 Paris Air Show

‘Clean Sky’ European Joint Technology Inititiative Clean Sky
Biofuel and biomass fuels ?

Natural and hybrid laminar flow aerodynamics New aircraft configurations ? Aviation and the environment - It is a global issue.

The Environment is important to all of us

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