Website: Active Collaborative Project

Partners: Rolls-Royce (Topic Manager), Granta Design, thinkstep, University of Stuttgart, University of Surrey

PLEIADES is a collaborative project within Clean Sky 2, the European program to enable environmental improvements in next generation aircraft. It aims to develop industry-focused eco-design tools that support real aerospace engineering workflows, and support development teams in taking a combined view of engineering, environmental, sustainability, and business considerations. The project will integrate and ensure effective use of both primary and secondary data on materials, processes, and products. It also aims to remove the barriers to cost-effective use of life cycle assessment approaches in product development. The projects builds on the work completed in the Samulet project. Granta is coordinating this project.