Consortium of the BionicAircraft Project

The Consortium includes participants from six different countries (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom and Switzerland), with different company sizes, representing the whole life cycle of aircraft parts (design, production, maintenance, overhaul, repair and retrofit), including integration with the standardization system.

BionicAircraft Consortium


  • Project Coordinator
  • AM Process Optimization
  • AM Process Development of High Strength Aluminium-Lithium-Material
  • Development and Validation of Integrity System for AM Parts

  • Definition of Requirements
  • Development and Validation of Design Process & Tools
  • Development of Business Models for After Sales Supply Chain

  • Powder Development for Aluminium-Lithium Material
  • Material Characterization
  • Development of Recycling Method for AM Parts

  • Development of Toolset for Automated Bionic Design
  • Tool-set for Automated Generation of Support Structures
  • Support for NC and Robot Programming

  • Development of Heat Treatment for Aluminium-Lithium AM Parts
  • Development of NDT methods and Life Time Prediction
  • Development of Repair Methods
  • Mechanical / Microstructural Characterization

  • Definition of Requirements for Integrity System
  • Assistance in Development of Metrology System
  • Test and Validation of Integrity System