ReMAP will explore and optimize the use of different sensing technologies for structural health management (SHM). Acoustic emission sensors will be completed with high-frequency piezo-electric sensors and optical fibre sensors. CTEC and ENSAM explains what is needed to implement such techniques.
The ReMAP consortium has met in Patras, Greece, in the 4th and 5th of June, to discuss the results of the project, one year past its beginning, in a meeting hosted by the University of Patras.
Since the kick off meeting in June 2018, five architectural scenarios have been examined that could be used for the ReMAP-IT-platform. With this platform, European airlines will be able to monitor the health of their aircraft and plan their maintenance with state-of-the-art techniques corresponding to the available data that modern airplanes generate. The choice for one scenario has been made now.
The European consortium that works towards a roadmap for smarter fleet health management in aviation (ReMAP) discussed the results of its first half year research on 27th and 28th of November 2018. All 13 parties involved gathered at Instituto Pedro Nunes, Coimbra, Portugal.
At the moment of writing this article, almost six months have passed since the kick-off of ReMAP. Tens of millions of flights have been conducted during these six months, and I am proud to see that according to flightstats.com, KLM ranked first in airline punctuality for two consecutive months during this period (July and August).
In the past 28th of September, ReMAP, represented by the University of Coimbra, was presented in IEEE Engineering Day, in Lisbon.
Athens, 25-28 June
Today, 13 partners from 7 European countries gathered in Delft to mark the beginning of a new approach towards the maintenance of airplanes. This multi-industry team covering the entire value chain for aircraft health management will collaborate the coming four years in ReMAP. Main goal is to use the terabytes of data a modern airplane generates in a far more efficient way. Technical Project Coordinator Bruno Santos: “Nowadays parts are still replaced at pre-scheduled intervals, even when they haven’t reached their lifetime yet. With the available data we want to provide a reliable estimation of the remaining lifetime of all airplane parts and fully exploit them.” ReMAP will have an estimated benefit to the European aviation of more than 700 million Euro per year. The European Commission finances this project with 6.8 million Euros from Horizon2020 programme – the major EU Research and Innovation financial instrument.