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Prof. Dr. Eike Stumpf
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.06.2015 to 30.11.2019
EU contribution:
6.692.163,75 euros


Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement


The FLEXOP project is about developing multidisciplinary aircraft design capabilities for Europe that will increase competitiveness with emerging markets -particularly in terms of aircraft development costs. A closer coupling of wing aeroelasticity and flight control systems in the design process opens new opportunities to explore previously unviable designs. Common methods and tools across the disciplines also provide a way to rapidly adapt existing designs into derivative aircraft, at a reduced technological risk (e.g. using control to solve a flutter problem discovered during development).


  • Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Számítástechnikai és Automatizálási Kutatóintézet, Hungary (Coordinator)
  • Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany
  • Airbus Group Limited, United Kingdom
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany
  • Fischer Advanced Composite Components AG, Austria
  • INASCO Hellas Etaireia Efarmosmenon Aerodiastimikon Epistimon EE, Greece
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom