The HELACS project has recently completed one year of life. During this time, the consortium partners have been making progresses in their research and in the development of novel robotics to recycle composite materials of large components. In this way, HELACS is consolidated as a revolutionary alternative to the problem of the end of life of this type of aircraft components, facilitating their recyclability and, therefore, making their recovery and reuse possible. helacs paves the way towards the green transition, which is now the main goal of Europe’s aviation industry.
Taking this into account, HELACS aims to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive dismantling methodology to enable the classification, recycling and reuse of large components of composite materials from aircraft that have reached the end of their useful life.
HELACS will promote the creation of new recovery routes that maximize the retention of value of the different aircraft components, increasing competitiveness and making it possible for the European aeronautical industry to lead the dismantling processes. In addition, the methodology will be extrapolated to be applied to other sectors that generate composite material waste.
AITIIP as project coordinator, together with its partners PLATA, Centexbel and ELG, will validate the results of the project through a demonstration phase at Teruel Airport.