Project Structure

ESPOSA is a level 2 integrated project where a higher than the work-package level complexity needs to be applied. The project consists of 8 technical subprojects plus one for the consortium management activities. The sub-projects (SPs) gather together work packages with related type of work. SPs are led by SP coordinators who report to the Project Coordinator. The work package level (WP) is a major project structure where particular technical objectives are solved. The work packages are led by WP leaders who are reporting to the SP coordinators. The work-package level is further divided into individual tasks structured as a sequence of particular activities leading to accomplishment of WP objectives.


SP1 - Requirements on Propulsion Units Performances  (SP coordinator: Evektor) 
WP 1.1 - Requirements on GTE propulsion used in General Aviation (WP leader: ILOT)
WP 1.2 - Performance and economic specifications for baseline engines (WP leader: Evektor)
WP 1.3 - Enhanced mathematical modelling of gas turbine engines (WP leader: SE Ivchenko-Progress)

SP 2 - Optimal Engine Components (SP coordinator: SE Ivchenko-Progress)
WP 2.1 - Optimal small compressor (WP leader: SE Ivchenko-Progress)
WP 2.2 - Advanced low-cost small turbine (WP leader: SE Ivchenko-Progress)
WP 2.3 - Efficient combustion concept (WP leader: VZLU)
WP 2.4 - Optimal gear box design (WP leader: VZLU)
WP 2.5 - Advanced dynamic modelling of high speed turbomachinery (WP leader: SE Ivchenko-Progress)

SP 3 - Lean Manufacture Technologies (SP coordinator: Avio)
WP 3.1 - Low-cost machining for compressors (WP leader: Fraunhofer)
WP 3.2 - Precise and low-cost casting technologies for turbine wheels (WP leader: PBS)
WP 3.3 - Development of progressive coating solutions for engine parts (WP leader: Tecnalia)
WP 3.4 - Low-cost gearbox manufacturing (WP leader: Avio

SP 4 - Reliable “COTS” Based Systems for Small Engine (SP coordinator: Unis)
WP 4.1 - Advanced automatic control system for small engines (WP leader: Unis)
WP 4.2 - Smart health monitoring system (WP leader: Honeywell International)
WP 4.3 - Affordable more electric solution for fuel and propeller control systems (WP leader: Jihostroj)

SP 5 - Engine and Systems Integration and Validation (SP coordinator: PBS)
WP 5.1 - Validation of BE1 on test rig (WP leader: PBS)
WP 5.2 - Validation of BE2 on test rig
(WP leader: SE Ivchenko-Progress)
WP 5.3 - Validation of BE2 in altitude test chamber
(WP leader: CIAM)

SP 6 - Advanced Design Methods for Engine/Airframe Integration (SP coordinator: Piaggio, Grob)
WP 6.1 - Complex design methodology for engine mechanical integration (WP leader: Evektor)
WP 6.2 - Reliable design methodology for aerodynamic engine/airframe integration (WP leader: CIRA)
WP 6.3 - Tools for engine and nacelle aeroelastic integration – “Whirl Flutter” (WP leader: VZLU)
WP 6.4 - Reliable simulation tools for engine thermal integration (WP leader: Piaggio)
WP 6.5 - New design and manufacturing approaches for "hot" composite nacelles (WP leader: NLR)

SP 7 - Validation of Engine /Airframe Integration and In-Flight Demonstration (SP coordinator: ILOT)
WP 7.1 - Validation of integration design methodologies (WP leader: ILOT)
WP 7.2 - Qualification activities for flight testing (WP leader: PBS)
WP 7.3 - Overall demonstration in In-flight conditions (WP leader: ILOT)

SP 8 - Assessment of Small GTE Potential for Air Transport (SP coordinator: PBS)
WP 8.1 - Overall assessment of SP results toward ESPOSA objectives (WP leader: PBS)

SP 9 - Consortium and Project Management (SP coordinator: PBS)
WP 9.1 - Consortium management (WP leader: PBS)
WP 9.2 - Project technical management (WP leader: PBS)
WP 9.3 - Dissemination, exploitation and IPR (WP leader: VZLU)