For more information on the project please contact the coordinator: Arvind Gangoli Rao

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the EU

News and events

AHEAD in TIME magazine

AHEAD was featured in the TIME magazine. Read the article here


AHEAD on Substance ÉTS

Substance ÉTS is the scientific news platform from École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, an engineering university. Read the article about AHEAD on their news platform.



AHEAD in the Telegraaf

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KLM Goes to School to Help Create the Passenger Experience of the Future

KLM has shared details of the future vision AHEAD (Advanced Hybrid Engine Aircraft Development) blended wing aircraft, which promises to free passengers in our future cities from the confines of the traditional plane they’ve known for generations.

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Is This The Future Of Aviation?

These days, aircraft consist largely of a cylindrical fuselage with wings attached. The design has been in use for decades. A new study—called AHEAD—shows that aircraft design can be different. Could this be the future of aviation?

Read further on the KLM blog


Final AHEAD consortium meeting

The final AHEAD consortium meeting will take place 1 & 2 December 2014 in Delft (The Netherlands