The Smart Active Wing of the Future Project (SAWOF)

The overall aim of project SAWF is to establish a full understanding and appreciation of the impact of the flow controlled wing on the evolution of overall aircraft design. The key issues which are addressed by SAWOF are:

  • What flow control technologies offer the most potential and how should they be deployed and operated on the wings of the future.
  • What is the impact of the flow controlled wing on overall aircraft design in terms of evolution in configuration and the resulting gains in performance
  • What are the engineering and manufacturing issues that challenge the practical implementation of the technology?
Short Title: SAWOF
Project Number: 110055
Project Cost: £11,341,426
End Date: 31st Mar 2014
Time Horizon: Exploit
Lead Partner: Airbus Operations Limited
Attributes: Fuel Efficiency
ATI Value Stream: Aerostructures of the future