Who We Are



Chalmers University

Coordination, heat-management WP lead, LH2 enhanced intercooling experiments, crank-based composite cycle engine

Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Free double piston engine concept, aircraft conceptual design and performance, engine integration WP lead

TU Delft

TU Delft

Climate Impact WP lead, emission inventories, CO2 and Non-CO2 interdependencies, combustion modeling

Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Opposed free-piston engine concept, low-NOx hydrogen combustion experiments, combustion modelling, Combustion WP lead

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Piston heat management studies, piston cooling experiments, aircraft performance, free double piston concept

Reaction Engines

Reaction engines

Cryogenic heat-exchanger concepts, intercooling

GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace Sweden AB

Heat management, exploitation, industrial advice, roadmaping

Rolls Royce


Opposed free-piston engine concept, low-NOx hydrogen combustion experiments, exploitation , industrial advice, roadmapping

MTU Aero Engines

MTU Aeroengines

Free double piston, exploitation, industrial advice, roadmaping

ARTTIC Innovation

ARTTIC Innovation

Project management, communication and dissemination

All core consortium partners have a long collaborative history in European research and innovation projects going back to FP6. Many of the individuals involved have worked together in past projects for a period of almost 20 years (e.g. ULTIMATE, VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, ENOVAL, ENABLEH2, CENTRELINE, HYFLEXFUEL).


Advisory Board

The MINIMAL project is composed of ECATS and its working groups on green flight and sustainable aviation fuels, EUROCONTROL (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, international organisation working to achieve safe and seamless air traffic management across Europe), University of Limerick, the SARC (Swedish Aeronautic Research Center) and AIRBUS. Other members will join the project as the collaboration develops.