The ENOVAL project organized a supply chain workshop at the AIRTEC congress on October 27, 2016. The workshop was entitled 'Ultra-High Bypass Ratio Aero-Engines - New Opportunities and Challenges for Suppliers', and featured five invited presentations, an ENOVAL overview presentation by project coordinator Edgar Merkl and a panel discussion.
The workshop started with a presentation on 'Requirements for Future Air Traffic and Aircraft' by Hermann Blomeyer of Airport Munich. Fabian Peter of Bauhaus Luftfahrt then presented 'Aircraft Concepts Meeting Future Requirements'.
ENOVAL's sister projects LEMCOTEC and E-BREAK were presented by their coordinators Ralf von der Bank of Rolls-Royce Germany and Manuel Silva of Safran Helicopter Engines.
The SME perspective was presented by Lorenzo Tarchi of Ergon Research srl, a partner in the ENOVAL project who presented a talk about 'Windage Losses Evaluation in Power Gearbox'. The session concluded with the ENOVAL presentation by Edgar Merkl.
A subsequent panel discussion brought together all presenters of the workshop and allowed for active discussion with the audience.
"We had a successful and interesting workshop with expert speakers from different domains and high quality presentations, which together with the panel discussion provided valuable insights into current and future technological developments, different stakeholder requirements and upcoming opportunities and challenges for the supply chain", summarized Edgar Merkl of MTU Aero Engines AG. He added "The AIRTEC congress was a suitable forum for the ENOVAL project to reach out to the supply chain and SMEs in the aero engines market".