AFLoNext Project: Final conference (part 2)

ILA ConferenceCenter, Room ALFA
Attendance Fee
Included in ILA ticket (please buy the "Day ticket congress & trade fair" to access the site before 10am)
Consortium of the project AFLoNext ("2nd Generation Active Wing“ – Active Flow- Loads & Noise control on next generation wing").

The event will be held in the conference room ALFA, Hall 1.

This project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013, under grant agreement n° 604013.
Conference Programm

The programme is the following:

  • 9:00 - 9:30: Introduction to the AFLoNext project.
  • 9:30 - 10:00: Development of an A320 NLG door.
  • 10:00 - 10:30: Overview of AFLoNext flight testing on landing gear doors using vibration mitigation devices.
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Integration of landing gear noise reduction devices, the challenge of moving from wind tunnel to flight demonstrator.
  • 11:00 - 11:30: Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:00: Noise control on flap side edge.
  • 12:00 - 12:30: Development of a 3D printed noise attenuating flap side edge.
  • 12:30 - 13:00: Active Buffet Flow Control on Wing Trailing Edge.


Contact Person

Dominika Behrendt
32, avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris
Phone: 0033 1 40 68 35 88

Contact Person for Registration

Dominika Behrendt
32, avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris
Phone: 0033 1 40 68 35 88

More Information

AFLoNext was a five-year project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations to achieve a quantum leap in improving aircraft’s performance and reducing the environmental footprint. The project consortium was composed by forty European partners from fifteen countries.

The AFLoNext concept was based on six Technology Streams:
(1) Hybrid Laminar Flow technology applied on fin and wing for friction drag reduction.
(2) Flow control technologies applied on outer wing for performance increase.
(3) Technologies for local flow separation control applied in wing/pylon junction to improve the performance and loads situation mainly during take-off and landing.
(4) Technologies to control the flow conditions on wing trailing edges thereby improving the performance and loads situation in the whole operational domain.
(5) Technologies to mitigate airframe noise during landing generated on flap and undercarriage and through mutual interaction.
(6) Technologies to mitigate/control vibrations in the undercarriage area during take-off and landing.

AFLoNext aimed to prove the engineering feasibility of the HLFC technology for drag reduction on fin in flight test and on wing by means of large scale testing as well as for vibrations mitigation technologies for reduced aircraft weight and for noise mitigation technologies.

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