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2Zero project D5.1 Modelling And Simulation Report

Atkin, Jason; Karapetyan, Daniel; De Maere, Geert; He, Yun; Jackson, Warren; El Krari, Mehdi; Siggs, Tanja


Associate Professor

Yun He

Mehdi El Krari

Tanja Siggs


This report summarises the work in the Modelling and Simulation Work Package, WP 2, of the 2Zero project (funded by Innovate UK, grant agreement number 74829) under UKRI’s Future Flight Challenge Fund. It discusses the simulation that was built, how it works, its purpose, how it was used within the project, the results of doing so, and the various lessons learned from the project.


Atkin, J., Karapetyan, D., De Maere, G., He, Y., Jackson, W., El Krari, M., & Siggs, T. 2Zero project D5.1 Modelling And Simulation Report. Innovate UK

Report Type Project Report
Deposit Date Nov 15, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 28, 2022
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Additional Information 2ZERO PROJECT (74829)
Towards Zero Emmissions in Regional Airline Operations

The 2ZERO project uses a holistic systems approach to simulate and physically demonstrate the viability of electric aircraft in regional air transport operations and the changes needed to achieve a scalable ecosystem with demonstrable economic and environmental impact. The 2ZERO project will carry out flight demonstration of a novel 365KW initial prototype of 6-seat hybrid electric (HE) aircraft to assess performance capabilities and operational requirements.

The project will also integrate a hybrid-electric powertrain and novel battery pack energy system to scale up to a larger passenger aircraft in preparation for flight demonstration in Phase3. This would be the largest passenger capacity for which HE flight is demonstrated. Modelling and simulation will be used to optimise flights based on this class of HE aircraft. This research will uncover the system-wide changes necessary for future operations of HE aircraft, including new standards and certification, airport infrastructure, demand management for renewable ground power (storage, distribution, and charging), optimisation of ground operations and air traffic route systems. Significantly, reduced operating costs and the Point to Point route structure will dramatically improve flexibility for airline operators and ease congestion at major hubs by creating viable routes from smaller regional airports.


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