Project Description


Development of regional aircraft thermoplastic composite windows frames using advanced and innovative industrial processes and Out of Autoclave composite manufacturing (OOA – alternative to autoclave process commonly applied for the aeronautic industry for producing high performance composite materials) with the aim of reducing the weight of the window frames and their production costs.

WINFRAME 4.0 solution allows the utilization of thermoplastic composite materials for the construction of regional aircrafts and develops faster and more reliable processes, thanks to the use of polymers reinforced with carbon fibres and innovative processes.

The innovations of WINFRAME 4.0, coordinated by Eurecat, will help to reduce the weight of the pieces and their associated production costs, as well as to solve technological problems related to manufacturing processes of complex thermoplastic-based structures.

Eurecat participates in this project through its Composites Materials Unit, leading the design and fabrication of the tools to validate processes. WINFRAME 4.0 also counts with the participation of Sofitec Aero S.L.

General details


WINFRAME 4.0 – Full scale innovative composite window frames for Regional Aircraft fuselage barrel on ground demonstrators

Project reference 

H2020-EU. – 821323

Programme and call for tender

Project financed by the European Union program Horizon 2020 in the framework of Clean Sky platform under the call JTI-CS2-2017-CfP07-REG-01-13 Full scale Innovative composite Windows frames for Regional Aircraft Fuselage barrel on-ground demonstrators.

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