COLLABORATIVE SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS EXPLORATION OF AVIATION PRODUCTS, SERVICES & BUSINESS MODELS
COLOSSUS employs a 4-level approach to identify needs, capabilities, and system requirements in the initial phases of the holistic product development process and to cover them appropriately throughout the development cycle. This holistic 4-level approach spans the Business Models, System of Systems, Constituent Systems and Subsystems while capturing the complex interactions and interdependencies between the levels to extend the usual design and product development processes.
Unlike established design-to-cost (DTC) or design-to-value (DTV) driven approaches, the emphasis is on a well-balanced system design which also considers, as far as possible, the interdependencies and dynamic interactions of the new system, product or service with the “outside world”. This approach goes beyond classic MDO or any other CAD/CAE/CAM tools or frameworks usually applied for product development within the industry – thus the need to enhance the capabilities of the AGILE framework to enable European aviation R&I to develop technologies and design concepts that are conducive to the top-level strategic goals of the EU.
The project employs this approach to design two disparate multi-role aircraft of Seaplane and eVTOL configurations for two use cases posing contrasting requirements: 4D Intermodal Mobility and Aerial Wildfire Suppression.
THE USE CASES
Use Case 1 - Advanced Air Mobility
Creating a business model for sustainable 4D-intermodal mobility evaluating the concept for performance, competitiveness, environmental impact and life cycle footprint.
Use Case 2 - Aerial Wildfire Fighting
Developing an integrated fast-response approach for preventing, detecting and fighting wild- fires by combining latest developments in the fields of aircraft design and technology, automation, AI and digitalization.
Product 1 - Multirole Seaplane
Multi-Role Seaplane is the first of its kind in CS23 class to be designed considering mobility and wildfire fighting requirements. Role-specific configurations of the Seaplane are to be designed considering commonality, manufacturing, and operational requirements. The Entry into service is assumed to be 2035.
Product 2 - Multirole AAM
An all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft concept designed to improve 4D Intermodal Mobility. Multi-role considerations for this vehicle include its use in the Aerial Wildfire Fighting use case. The entry into service is assumed to be 2030.
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