Background Project Goals


ACFA 2020 is a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission under the seventh research framework programme (FP7). The project deals with innovative active control concepts for ultra efficient 2020 aircraft configurations like the blended wing body (BWB) aircraft. The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) formulated the "ACARE vision 2020", which aims for: Blended Wing Body type aircraft configurations are seen as the most promising future concept to fulfil the ACARE vision 2020 goals because aircraft efficiency can be dramatically increased through minimisation of the wetted area and by reduced structural weight.