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"Green aviation", regardless of the energy used, will have to reduce their mass as much as possible. For example, the use of composite materials, will be one of the available solutions.

"Green aviation", regardless of the energy used, will have to reduce their mass as much as possible. For example, the use of composite materials, will be one of the available solutions.
Optimizing the shape of the plane, to minimize air resistance (drag) will be another solution.
All aeronautical equipment suppliers will therefore have to rethink their products, bringing in innovative ideas.
Regarding the antennas, we offer a real technological breakthrough, by integrating them into the structure. It is possible to locate several of them (VHF, VOR-LOC, GLIDE, DME, etc…) on one or more parts of the aircraft (example : vertical stabilizer)
 
·      Aerodynamic effect
Every excrescence on the airplane’s fuselage causes a parasite drag, which degrades the aerodynamic coefficient and increase the fuel consumption. By integrating the antennas into the structure of the aircraft, we fully respect its profile. This point is particularly sensitive for the actual 15.6 inches high VHF antenna.
 
·      Mass
« Integrated antennas » mean the aircraft structure will house the radiating elements. No radomes and base plates are required. Planes often use more than 20 antennas , the weight gain is real.
 
·      Beyond participating in the optimization of energy consumption, other interests appear.
A traditional antenna is fixed using screws (4, 6, 8 ... depending on their dimensions). In addition, a seal between the fuselage and the antenna sole is required.
The consequences, when the antennas are integrated into the fuselage, are to reduce the assembly time and the associated procedures on the supply chain.
 
The breakage of the antennas is a real risk. Shocks can occur, both in flight and on the airport runway. Our concept totally reduce these threats.
 
This concept is now mature and it will bring a true advantage for your green aircraft projects (not only)

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