Final meeting

Since the project ends in August 2019 there will be a Review meeting on 25 September in Hamburg. The meeting will be followed by a final dissemination event on 26 September, to present the Bionic Aircraft results to the interested public.

Standardization workshop, Kick-Off meeting in Brussels, Belgium

In April representatives from IAPT and UNE of the Bionic Aircraft consortium met at the European Committee for Standardization. This workshop intends to agree on welldefined specifications for optimized ALM support structures made from AL alloys and quality control of metal ALM parts using the Ultrasonic technique.The publication of the final agreements is planned for December this year.

M30 Partner meeting in Mâcon, France

From 12 to 13 march 2019 the Bionic Aircraft consortium met at the facilities of Tekna in Mâcon, France. The current project status was discussed in detail and the next steps towards a successful finalization of the project were agreed.

The Bionic Aircraft account on Twitter

The Twitter account of Bionic Aircraft was born on the 24th of August. Everyone interested in the project can now follow the latest tweets on Twitter and are thus constantly up to date:
We welcome everyone who follows and accompanies our EU research Project.

8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop in Glasgow

From September 4-7, the Bionic Aircraft team presented their interim results to the public on the occasion of the 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation Workshop in Glasgow. Presentations were held by IAPT, TECNALIA, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and CENIT, on the following Topics:

8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop in Glasgow

A complete session of the 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth and Innovation (Glasgow, UK, 4-7 September 2018) will be dedicated to the Bionic Aircraft project. A comprehensive overview of the project progress will be presented to the audience by the Bionic Aircraft project consortium. More information can be found on the conference website.

Cenit has published the following article in the Industrie anzeiger

April 24, 2018 | Bionik wird zum CAD-Designtool | Das Softwarehaus Cenit berichtet über erste Ergebnisse im EU-Projekt Bionic Aircraft. Bis August 2019 soll ein CAD-Katalog entstehen, der bis zu 15 bionische Standard-Features enthält.

Bionic Aircraft is a European Success Story!

April 5, 2018 | EU-funded scientists hope to achieve significant resource efficiencies in the aviation sector by manufacturing lightweight components with less material.

Cenit published the following article in RR Rapid Ready

March 15, 2018 | CENIT CAD Tools Enable AM-Based Bionic Aircraft Design | CENIT, a Stuttgart-based digital transformation consulting company, has just reported results of its first year of work on the European Union (EU)’s Bionic Aircraft project: the initial phase of its automated design Toolbox.

Bionic Networking Event

On 27 October 2017, Philipp Imgrund presented the Bionic Aircraft project in the frame of the annual Airbus Bionic Networking Event, which is dedicated to bring together employees across Airbus with external experts to discuss new opportunities in the field. (click here for download the presentation)

AM Motion Event

On 15 November, Philipp Imgrund presented the Bionic Aircraft project in the frame of the AM Motion workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. The Bionic Aircraft consortium is actively participating in the network towards generation of new R&D collaborations (

M12 Partner meeting in Grugliasco / Torino

The M12 partner meeting was held at the facilities of Hexagon Metrology in Italy, on 12 and 13 September 2017. We have had a fruitful meeting and wrap-up of a successful first year! Now working towards project half-time in Month 18!

BionicAircraft collaborating with AMOS and MMTech project

The BionicAircraft project is now collaborating with two other projects in the field of Additive Manufacturing, "AMOS - Additive Repair for Aerospace" and "MMTech - Innovative Manufacturing for gamma Titanium Aluminides".

On the occasion of a joint meeting held in April 2017 in Sheffield (UK), AMOS, BionicAircraft and MMTech participants discussed exchange of results and Joint dissemination activities related to their projects. The goal is to learn from each other's experience, enhance impact of the R&D activities of the three consortia, and to smoothen transition to industrial applications.

M6 Partner Meeting in San Sebastian

The M6 partner meeting was held at the facilities of our partner Tecnalia in the beautiful city of San Sebastian, Spain, from March 7 to 8, 2017. The two-day project meeting was kindly hosted by Tecnalia in San Sebastian. While the official agenda was dedicated to providing an overview of the work in the first six project months and to planning the next steps, individual discussions went on in the breaks, in individual meetings and during the project dinner. In an interesting tour of the facilities of Tecnalia, especially the equipment and activities relating to WP 8 "Development of repair and recycling technologies" were shown in practice. The consortium is looking forward to a successful further collaboration!

Kick-Off Meeting at Fraunhofer IAPT

Successful Kick-Off Meeting at Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Additive Produktionstechnologien IAPT in Hamburg, Germany. The Kick-Off Meeting (KOM) for the BionicAircraft Project took place on September, the 6th and 7th at the Fraunhofer IAPT in Hamburg, Germany. On the two days of meeting, a detailed discussion of work plan and first actions was done. For the consortium it was important to clearly define first actions and start with the project right away to be able to keep timline of the project.