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WP4 Business Jet Fuselage Overview

The objective of the Business Jet fuselage platform is:

To develop a design for a sandwich composite rear fuselage

To validate a highly integrated route for rear fuselage using fibre placement technology

To demonstrate the interest of the technology with regard to performance and manufacturing costs


To obtain a 10% weight against a reference BJ metallic fuselage

To reduce the recurring costs of the manufacture of a BJ fuselage structure by 30% against a metallic baseline.

The rear BJ fuselage platform will focus on the following aspects which are necessary to fully de-risk future use of
this technology:

Concepts for high load introduction in sandwich shell

System installation philosophy and concepts (no frames to attach equipment)

Curing into a female mould to obtain a "ready to paint" surface

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