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LOCOMACHS featured in Clean Sky's Skyline magazine

Maria Weiland was invited to present LOCOMACHS in the March edition 2016 (n°18) of Clean Sky's Skyline magazine. The article can be found on page 9.


Variation Simulation During Assembly of Non-rigid Components. Realistic Assembly Simulation with ANATOLEFLEX Software
14th CIRP CAT 2016 - CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing


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The LOCOMACHS project aims to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of new part production manufacturing and assembly operations of composite and hybrid aero-structures parts. To achieve the ambitious LOCOMACHS objectives, it is necessary to gather expertise in a wide range of skills, and, in order to reach the highest possible impact, the main stakeholders in the field.

The LOCOMACHS Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and gathers 30 partners covering the full range of the value chain, from early design and development (process, method, software and hardware tools providers), to skills and facilities needed for manufacturing and assembly. Such a coherent set of competencies would be very difficult to find at national level with the same level of expertise in all fields.

The consortium include:

  • Prime OEM aircraft manufacturers, as well as several tier-one and tier-two suppliers to European and overseas prime OEM aircraft manufacturers.
  • Research institutes like Airbus Group Innovations, DLR and NLR, that will provide state of the art knowledge within composite material and manufacturing. Other institutes like the MTC and TECNALIA will contribute with research skills and hardware for demonstrations within the area of assembly automation.
  • SME companies like Prodtex and SONAXIS have unique competences within assembly tooling and NDI/NDT respectively.
  • Universities from several European countries, each of them internationally recognized for the quality of their scientific work,  like ENS Cachan and CTH, who possess the most advanced computer aided systems and skills for geometrical variation management.  


Turkish Aerospace Industries

Turkish Aerospace Industries

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Organizational Activities

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is Turkey’s centre of technology in design, development, modernization, manufacturing, integration and life cycle support of integrated aerospace systems, from fixed and rotary wing air platforms to UAVs and satellites and ranks among the top hundred global players in aerospace and defence arena. The widespread product and activity range Grant TAI a unique and unmatched position globally. Indigenously developed “ANKA” MALE Class UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” Turkish Primary and Basic Trainer Aircraft, “TURNA” Indigenous Target Drone System and Advanced Avionics Modernization Suites for Fixed Wing and Rotary Wings Platforms (F16, C130, T38, S70, T129, etc.); jointly developed T129 Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Satellites; Special Mission Aircraft Conversions and System Integrations (AEW&C, MPA, MSA), and Design-to-Build or Build-to-Print aerostructures for military and commercial airborne platforms (F35, A350 XWB, B787, etc.) are among the major products and activities under TAI’s umbrella.

Role in the Project

In LOCOMACHS TAI will contribute in its role as end-user and provider of components for the closed structure demonstrator to WP13, WP21, WP32, 33, WP44.

Key skills