Sustainable . Configurable . Game-changing
ONE SYSTEM, MANY MISSIONS
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MODULARITY
For generations, Air Forces have faced the challenge of operating an ever growing mix of single point aircraft designs.
Each brings its own logistic support, management and training burden.
Each locks the military into a single point design for a generation.
Operational flexibility is limited.
Strategic change is expensive.
COMMON CORE FUSELAGE (CCF) – WHERE STRUCTURAL STRENGTH AND INTELLIGENT INTEGRATION COMBINE
The CCF is the beating heart of the AERALIS system.
It is of course, the structural fulcrum of the airframe onto which each of its interchangeable modules is secured. But it also provides the digital backbone of a fully integrated suite of systems, including avionics, flight controls and health monitoring of both pilot and airframe.
The CCF’s scale has been carefully sized to deliver optimal operational performance in all intended roles.
As its name suggests, the CCF is shared by all variants, giving a unique depth of commonality and inherent familiarity across an AERALIS fleet.
MODULAR AVIONICS, COMMON TO ALL AERALIS AIRCRAFT AND RECONFIGURABLE TO ANY MISSION
AERALIS features integrated evergreen, open architecture avionics and is designed, manufactured, supported and emulated in a digital environment.
AERALIS Intelligent Integration throughout the digital backbone delivers reconfigurable flight control systems and displays, that not only mean familiarity for pilots from training to front line, but also allow AERALIS fleets to easily update to, and exploit, emerging technologies, as well as adapt to changes in strategic priorities.
ALL VARIANTS ENJOY ‘FRONT LINE’ SPECIFICATION COCKPIT FOR PEAK PILOT PERFORMANCE AND OPTIMISED ERGONOMICS
THE AERALIS system includes two interchangeable cockpit modules, providing flexibility for air force fleets from training through to front line roles.
The cockpits have been carefully designed to accommodate a wide range of body types, freeing air forces to explore a fully inclusive talent pool, and provide excellent ergonomics and visibility in both front and rear seats.
The panel comprises latest Large Area Displays, with Helmet Mounted Display compatibility built-in, limitlessly configurable for future fighter emulation, mixed AR/synthetic training and front line aggressor duties.
The AERALIS system currently consists of two wing variants, focused on supporting operations across Basic and Advanced Training, Operational Training, Light Combat and Display.
However, a minimum of three additional wing types are also in development, which will extend the possibilities for AERALIS fleets across the mission spectrum.
Three nacelle variants are available, with the potential to take AERALIS fleet performance from Basic through Advanced Training and beyond into high-altitude or high-speed variants depending on an air force’s desired composition.
AERALIS’ unique, patented, modular system enables Air Forces to upgrade propulsion solutions more easily than ever before, remaining at the forefront of advances in engine technology, for all the advantages that brings to performance, efficiency and emissions reduction, supporting a net zero agenda.
SIMPLER FLEETS MORE CAPABILITY LESS COST
UNPRECEDENTED >30% THROUGH-LIFE COST SAVING
Commercial aviation transitioned to modular systems some 25 years ago, but until AERALIS, air force systems had failed to follow suit.
From the 1990s onwards, commercial manufacturers exploited modularity to create families of aircraft using shared manufacturing processes to build modular systems and parts. As a result, they have enjoyed efficiencies in research and development, while airlines have benefited from reduced costs in training, support, operations and maintenance.
Military customers who transition to an AERALIS fleet are projected to save more than 30% over ‘traditional’ mixed fleets.
FLEET RATIONALISATION WHILE GAINING CAPABILITY; IMPROVED EFFECTIVENESS AND LOWER COSTS
The AERALIS system delivers a range of optimised configurations, each formed around the same Common Core Fuselage (CCF) and Intelligent Integration of digital systems and avionics.
All AERALIS configurations, including these, but also those that are currently in development, will share 85% common parts with other AERALIS aircraft.
Air forces can rationalise their fleets with no loss of capability, while enjoying an increase in their strategic options through the game-changing levels of flexibility the AERALIS system provides.
DIGITALLY DESIGNED, DIGITALLY ENABLED, DIGITALLY CONNECTED
AERALIS is unhindered by legacy systems and processes so has been created to take full advantage of digital design, manufacturing, integration, assurance, support and connectivity from conception.
AERALIS is digital from day one, enabling an integrated enterprise, with our partners and our customers: everything in step, forever learning and enhancing.
This creates the ability to rapidly design, develop, certify and build new configurations of AERALIS modular aircraft. Feedback from maintenance and operating organisations is constantly, seamlessly, integrated to validate digital models and support continuous improvement of design, manufacture, safety, availability and operational effectiveness.
MORE EFFECTIVE TRAINING DELIVERING NEW AIRCREW TO THE FRONT LINE QUICKER
Matched to the needs of a generation Z and Alpha pilots preparing to fly a new generation of front-line jets, the AERALIS digitally integrated training system speeds progression and reduces costs.
Whether on the ground or in the air, the whole training system is digitally integrated. Replicating the situational awareness, LADs and HMDs of front-line forces, our jets deliver the synthetic and networked training environment in which to hone essential battlespace management skills.
For pilots, transition between ‘types’ is seamless, with familiar cockpit environments from simulator, to basic & advanced trainer, to front line, improving the effectiveness of training and accelerating the training pipeline.
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The world’s first modular military aircraft system