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FANTASSY – Next Generation Green Aircraft with Integrated Modular Air/Rail Transport

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by Kivi

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08.17.2020



FANTASSY – Future Aircraft design following the carrier-pod concept as an eNabler for co-modal seamless Transport, pAssenger Safety and environmental SustainabilitY.

FANTASSY is a project executed within the European 7th RTD Framework Programme (2012-2014).

Background
One of the most challenging areas of aeronautical research is the air-vehicle itself, mainly in what concerns its form and operation. Passenger aircrafts have kept more or less the same basic design since the 40’s. Several improvements have been introduced since then (composite materials for the main load bearing structure of the aircraft e.g. A350, B787) but none of them had altered the basic form of the aircraft or its main operation and handling.

Objectives
For the air-transport of the future, several pioneering ideas meant for introducing radical changes in the air-transport system have been proposed, requiring several innovations and individual technical challenges to be met towards their implementation.
An idea to be investigated within the frame of the project was the design of the aircraft as a combination of a carrier and a passenger pod. The benefits from such a concept are multiple:
• Inter-modal passenger transport
• Increased flexibility in aircraft configuration and fleet management
• Distributed airport facilities
• Faster and easier passenger loading
• Evacuation of the aircraft in case of an emergency

For more info visit http://fantassy.nlr.nl

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