European Research Clean Sky

The Sandit Project is part of the overall Clean Sky Programme , which is a major technological research programme developing innovative cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. The task was to design and produce a heated air intake duct for new generation aircraft heating.

The Challenges

  • Design the patterns and tooling.
  • Lead on the structural enhancements for the installations.
  • Designing process and assembly requirements.
  • Manufacturing the component assembly.


The Outcome

  • Multi piece heated air intake duct.
  • Passed all preflight structural loading testing.
  • Epm first structural flying parts and assembly.


On completion of the project, all partners were issued with ‘Innovation takes off’ project book which give a brief history of the assignment as well as the overall outcome.