MEA 2024

Toulouse, France

The transition to more electric aircraft, driven by the strong goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions for civil aviation by 2050, is a growing challenge for industry and society. Such an evolution towards cleaner aviation requires pushing the limits of conventional approaches and carrying out transformations leading to new vehicle configurations with an innovative propulsion system, new energy sources and efficient energy management. New research programs in Europe and beyond offer new hybrid, all-electric, hydrogen, turboelectric, and potentially distributed concepts.

The design of this future generation of more electrically powered aircraft raises challenges not only of structure and aerodynamics, but also of energy storage and distribution, electrical architecture, thermal management, reliability and certification. All these topics will be discussed at the conference.