The research project SCAVIR aims, starting from a Top Level Aircraft Requirements definition, to size an innovative regional aircraft configuration, in terms of cost, performance, airworthiness and safety related to the specific market segment. Initial trade-off studies, under design and technological point of views, will be performed in order to identify and develop innovative architectural and engineering/support processes solutions, to achieve a future aircraft performance increase and, at the same time, a engineering, management and in service costs reduction and, last but not least, to match a environmental impact life cycle reduction (production included) with respect to the same current aircraft class.
A main objective is the aerodynamic model optimization by using both analytical (CFD) and WTT campaign to ensure high aerodynamic efficiency in both cruise and low speed conditions, for instance:
- Cruise emissions and cost reduction;
- Short takeoff and landing distances to ensure maximum market capture;
- Significant Emissions and Noise impact reduction at Airport level;
The project also aims to define the future advanced ATM systems requirements (SESAR / NextGen) in order to be able to operate in the future market scenario; the future Turboprop aircraft will be supplied also by an advanced customer logistics support system.
Another important goal is to define and develop advanced and efficient industrialization and manufacturing solutions especially under final line assembly and maintenance in service point of views.