The international engineering company AERTEC Solutions is coordinating the European project called IMASAT (Integrated Modular Avionics for Small Air Transport) in partnership with Clue Technologies, an Andalusian startup specialized in the development of avionics systems.
The objective of this research is to define and implement the concept of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) for Small Air Transport (SAT) aircraft with a capacity for 6 to 19 passengers. The aim is to help the European industry adopt fly-by-wire systems (FBW) to reduce the weight of avionics systems, reduce the number of maintenance operations and improve safety by improving the human-machine interface and automatically help stabilise the aircraft.
The IMASAT project aims to provide a response to one of the goals of the Clean Sky 2 initiative, the most important European research programme for the development of technology that improves competitiveness in the industrial aeronautic sector, and also intends to reinvigorate the SAT market, encouraging the application of new and profitable technologies in the systems area for a future state-of-the-art small air transport aircraft. The project research work will focus on the design, manufacturing and classification of the new computer node, so it can be used as a flight control element in this SAT segment, providing a new approach for the architecture, design, software, production and certification of a new integrated modular avionics concept.
AERTEC Solutions leads the IMASAT project, in partnership with Clue Technologies, a company specialising in the manufacture of electronic systems for the aerospace industry.
AERTEC Solutions is a partner (Core Partner) of Clean Sky 2 participating in the PASSARO project. In this case, the aim is to use representative Aerostructure prototypes of both cabs and wings to demonstrate how a set of innovative technologies can be applied to the design, manufacturing and land testing phases.