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Airlander Civil Exploitation Project

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 ACEP project word cloud

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Project "ACEP" data sheet

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Organization address
city: LONDON
postcode: EC4M 7WS
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙005˙477 €
 EC max contribution 2˙500˙000 € (62%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2017-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HYBRID AIR VEHICLES LIMITED UK (LONDON) coordinator 2˙500˙000.00


 Project objective

The Airlander hybrid air vehicle is a new form of aircraft designed by Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd (HAV). The vehicle combines inert lifting gas, aerodynamics and vectored thrust to deliver ‘game changing’ performance, compared to current flight technologies. Performance advantages include 1/3rd the fuel burn of conventional aircraft, reduced reliance on infrastructure and intermodal transport due to the unique amphibious all-terrain landing gear technology. The technology is therefore aligned with the ‘Smart, Green and Integrated Transport’ work programme. The full scale prototype (TRL 6/7) reached first flight in 2012 under a US Army programme. Following first flight the programme ceased due to US budget constraints. HAV purchased the vehicle, disassembled and returned it to the UK and had the International Traffic in Arms Regulations restrictions removed.

HAV’s business strategy is to build an order-book for a civil variant of this technology by progressively reducing the risks for customers. However, the Company needs to develop a regulatory framework for certification of this vehicle type with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and migrate the technology from the military specification and certification it was originally designed under to the agreed EASA civil standard. The Airlander Civil Exploitation Project (ACEP) will undertake this work, resulting in a fully specified civil variant, an engaged regulator, approved regulations and significant risk reduction for commercial customers, thereby allowing orders to be made.

The market for this technology has been verified as over $50 billion. The business opportunity is to capitalise, via the European civil marketspace, on the $150m of US DOD military investment in this revolutionary aircraft type, and bring this new low carbon vehicle, with global application, to a position where it can enter production in Europe. This would see HAV realise its goal to become the global leader in hybrid air vehicles.


List of deliverables.
Interim report on regulatory direction Documents, reports 2020-04-23 01:04:41
Management report 6 Documents, reports 2020-04-23 01:04:41
Management report 3 Documents, reports 2020-04-23 01:04:41

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ACEP deliverables.

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