Leonardo C-27J Spartan demonstrate fuel-reducing tech

March 1, 2024
The military transport aircraft was used as a flying test bed to showcase innovative wing configurations and technology, Kimberly Johnson writes for Flying.

TURIN, Italy - A Leonardo C-27J Spartan military transport has been used to demonstrate technology aimed at slashing fuel consumption of regional aircraft, the Italian manufacturer said Monday, Kimberly Johnson writes for FlyingContinue reading original article.

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1 March 2024 -Leonardo in Rome says that these unusual surfaces are maneuvred by advanced electromechanical actuators with digital local control units and a central flight control computer on board of the aircraft which acts as a supervisor, checking and regulating the performance of the active load control and alleviation system in real-time to optimize the aircraft asset, performance, and fuel consumption during the flight.

The research program and the technological demonstrators were co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program and will help develop the technologies required for a future generation of low-emissions aircraft: an essential element giving concrete form to the European Commission’s commitment to achieving climate neutrality in air transportation by 2050.

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