Training and Operational support aircaft must keep pace
Air forces may be excellent at training their air crews, but managing their fleet is complex, time consuming and a distraction from core responsibilities and objectives.
Direct ownership of aging aircraft and inflexibility in their single point designs leads to frequent unavailability and interruptions to the training programme, compromising trainee competence and pass rates.
Digitally Enabled Modular DNA
The AERCORE system is digital from inception, binding physical and synthetic flight in lock-step to deliver continuity and efficacy throughout the flight training programme and LVC capability ‘out of the box’. Its digital cockpit environment can emulate front line systems, layering on complexity as the training programme develops.
Performance data is captured for both airframe and pilot, enabling individualised training and competency dashboarding across the training cohort to maximise success rates.
New aircraft must be more affordable
Costs for each new generation of single point aircraft increase exponentially, and once in service, require further significant investment to deliver essential upgrades to keep the platform relevant. This cost curve is unsustainable.
A new approach is needed: creating multiple capabilities through a digital enterprise and with significant rationalisation of development and support costs.
>60% through-life cost reduction
AERALIS is breaking the cost curve for new aircraft. As an AERCORE fleet is fully modular, common core fuselage, cockpit, wings and empennage can all be ‘lifed’ independently, allowing fleets to fully maximise their utilisation.
An AERALIS aircraft may begin life in a high-demand training role, but then be easily reconfigured throughout its operational life for other missions, including low-demand ISR and AAR operations. This amounts to a through-life cost saving of more than 60% over single-point platforms.
85% parts commonality
Built around a Common Core Fuselage (CCF), AERALIS aircraft share an extraordinary 85% of parts and components, regardless of the role they are configured for.
This massively reduces complexity across an air force fleet and simplifies the whole supply chain and maintenance operation.
Capability must be flexible and on-demand
Training programmes for front line air crew are less and less relevant as the gulf between the sophistication of 5.5/6th generation platforms and legacy training fleets widens. Last-gen simulations also lack accuracy compared to physics-driven simulations, but these are only possible with a digitally designed platform.
Airforce on demand
Enabled by civil certification, our smart digital enterprise (AERSIDE), open systems architecture (AEROSA) and our ground-breaking modular AERCORE system, AERALIS is innovating the way air forces are considered and operated.
AERFLEX commoditises the economics of air force fleets, allowing air forces to leverage capability on-demand. This releases them from the fleet management burden, drives down costs, improves availability and injects agility into the air crew training programme.
Platforms must support net zero imperatives
The drive towards net zero is a goal that is as relevant to air forces as any other sector. While rapid progress is being made in the development of new propulsion systems, traditional single-point platforms will struggle to easily adopt these into their airframes, meaning transition to cleaner alternatives will either be delayed for a generation or involve enormously costly upgrade programmes.
Committed to cleaner skies
The modularity of AERCORE enables rapid integration, digital flight testing and adoption of new propulsion technologies and power plants.
An AERALIS fleet is inherently digitally twinned, enabling detailed live performance analytics making the AERCORE system an ideal developmental platform.