TECOS participates in the development of new energy systems for fighter aircraft

TECOS Slovenian Tool and Dye Development Centre in one of 37 partners of the NEUMANN project (Novel Energy and propUlsion systeMs for Air domiNaNce). Participating in a project work package focused on advanced thermal barrier coatings for a more efficient protection of aircraft turbine blades and vanes for the thermal protection. In particular TECOS will be responsible for adhesion tests and coating.

Foto: Avio Aero

The NEUMANN project is implemented by a consortium consisting of 37 companies, universities and research centers from 12 European member counries under the leadership of the Italian partner Avio Aero with a total value of 56.5 million Euros. The consortium started its work at Kick-off meeting on February 22nd and 23rd in Turin.

The goal of the NEUMANN project is to develop technologies and perform collaborative system studies for novel energy aircraft domains, with focus on propulsion, and electrical and thermal systems and management, to achieve in over four-year period a proof of system integration functionalities and increased confidence in enabling technology readiness at both subsystems and system level up to TRL 4. Ground demonstrators will be developed through nine work packages and used to assess the technology integration and their validation.

“We are proud to be part of such a large and important pan-European project that addresses the defense challenge of the entire European Union. Participation in such an important project is a great honor, recognition and praise, especially for TECOS’s engineers. It is a great responsibility but certainly also an opportunity for our further work,” said the managing director of TECOS Aleš Hančič, PhD. By participating in the Neumann project, TECOS is involved in the development of military fighter aircraft for the first time.

Besides the broad industry presence, it is of utmost importance that LEONARDO and SAAB as aircraft manufacturers are part of the NEUMANN project, which is fundamental for optimal power integration at platform level. The NEUMANN project will enable strategic autonomy in the defence sector for the power and propulsion systems, in particular for high temperature materials, thermal management enhanced by additive manufacturing technologies, energy generation and management and control systems. The NEUMANN project will fertilize knowledge transfer and implementation of new technologies in the EU, establish important new cross-border collaborations with SME and mid-caps in the defence sector.

You can read more about the NEUMANN project HERE.