PLEIADES is a collaborative project within Clean Sky 2, the European program to enable environmental improvements in next generation aircraft. Named after one of the brightest star constellations, PLEIADES is our contribution to clearer skies. The name also summarizes our project aspiration: a Project to Lead Eco-design Integration in Aerospace Development & Engineering Systems. Rolls-Royce acts as Topic Manager, ensuring that the project helps to deliver on the objectives of the 'Sustainable and Green Engines' integrated technology demonstrator (ITD) focus area within Clean Sky 2. Project partners are Granta Design and thinkstep, leading engineering and eco-design software organizations, and the University of Stuttgart and the University of Surrey, providing expertise in areas such as lifecycle assessment. Our aims are to:
PLEIADES is a 4 year project which began in August 2016.
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 715775.