Germany and Canada have introduced a new cooperative research and development programme to develop quieter aircraft cabins and fireproof composite fibre components.
The three-year programme is part of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s (BMBF) New High-Tech strategy.
The programme will receive a total of €12m in funding from the governmental and commercial entities of both Germany and Canada, with each country contributing 50% of the total value.
Jointly coordinated by Hamburg’s ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research and Canada’s CRIAQ research consortium, the programme will involve a total of 20 partners, which includes a number of companies, universities and research institutions.
According to Hamburg Aviation, while aircraft engines are now quieter, noise and vibration continue to be shifted to the inside of the aircraft via the outer skin of the fuselage, particularly during take-off.