Advanced materialsCircular EconomyHorizon 2020



Hybrid aircraft seating requirement specification and design

HAIRD project aims to deliver a new design for a next generation aircraft seating which is comfortable,light-weight, fast to disassemble, easy to dismantle, cost efficient to produce, highly recyclable and reliable in structural integrity.

Within the HAIRD project a new mono-materials cushions will be developed to improve the easy-recyclability and the cost production. Topological and geometrical optimization techniques will be applied by means of computational tools to ensure weight reduction without compromising the structural reliability. This approach will be used in both structure and cushions combined by selection of very light-materials in the market. A new mechanical system also will be designed allowing fast assembly, dismantling and disassembly of the seat into the aircraft, shortening the maintenance cost and workforce.

Finally an assessment of seating Life-cycle will be done to guarantee the new  design improvement in terms of sustainability. The direct impact is expected in terms of sustainability, economical viability, novel attractive, cost reduction in maintenance and material, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Project Budget: 207’362,50 €

LEITAT Budget: 207’362,50 €

Financial Framework: Horizon 2020 – Clean Sky

Contract number: 738076

Start Date: 01/01/2017

End Date: 31/12/2017


Contact Manager: G. Musterni

This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No  738076. This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.