This could save aircraft manufacturers time and money, potentially shortening the lead time for the commercialisation of new aircraft by several months. It would also help reduce the risk of rework later in development, where troubleshooting comes at a much higher cost.

Six use cases illustrating the thermal strategies, jointly defined between architects and experts, demonstrate the benefits of the TOICA approach on two realistic aircraft configurations:

  • EIS 2020: Next aircraft entering into service (EIS) in 2020’s, deriving from existing aircraft and integrating innovative solutions for a set of components and/or systems or engine.
  • EIS 2030: Next aircraft entering into service in 2030’s, considering integration of a broader set of technologies with more radical aircraft configurations. This baseline will integrate most of the mature tech­nical solutions investigated through the use cases in order to reach an efficient thermal concept aircraft aligned with the ACARE Flightpath 2050 vision.