Portuguese consortium FLEXCRAFT recognized with Design award

8 April 2021

The IDAwards elected FLEXCRAFT project design as the best of 2020 in the Transport/Aerospace category.

Every year, the International Design Awards recognize and celebrate the best and most innovative designs in various areas and sectors, separating the winners by five subjects: architecture, interiors, fashion, graphic and product design.

In the end of February. the FLEXCRAFT project was recognized with the “GOLD Design Award” in the Transport/Aerospace category (inserted within the product design subject).

Conceived by a consortium of Portuguese companies, the FLEXCRAFT (Flexible Aircraft) is an aircraft project that combines the idea of modularity, allowing a reconfiguration of the cabin for different missions (commercial and leisure, relief and assistance, among others), with STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) capability, to compete with rotary wing solutions, through short runway operation, improving overall performance.

(images: FLEXCRAFT Consortium)

The consortium is composed by Almadesign, Embraer, INEGI, Instituto Superior Técnico and SETsa (Iberomoldes Group), all Cluster members.

Flight and Operation, Versatility and Usability and Materials and Production Processes are the three pillars of the project that presents a sustainable solution not only for its transformative capacity but also because it will use alternative energy sources.

Althoug the award refers to products of the year 2020, this aircraft was already designed in 2019 and had the opportunity to be “presented to the world” at Portugal’s stand, during the Paris Air Show, one of the largest international events in the aerospace sector.

 

Definições de Cookies

AED Cluster Portugal may use cookies to store your login data, collect statistics to optimize the website’s functionality and to carry out marketing actions based on your interests.

Estes cookies são necessários para permitir a funcionalidade principal do site e são ativados automaticamente quando utiliza este site.
Estes cookies são necessários para permitir a funcionalidade principal do site e são ativados automaticamente quando utiliza este site.
Estes cookies são necessários para permitir a funcionalidade principal do site e são ativados automaticamente quando utiliza este site.

Cookies Necessários Permitem personalizar as ofertas comerciais que lhe são apresentadas, direcionando-as para os seus interesses. Podem ser cookies próprios ou de terceiros. Alertamos que, mesmo não aceitando estes cookies, irá receber ofertas comerciais, mas sem corresponderem às suas preferências.

Cookies Funcionais Oferecem uma experiência mais personalizada e completa, permitem guardar preferências, mostrar-lhe conteúdos relevantes para o seu gosto e enviar-lhe os alertas que tenha solicitado.

Cookies Publicitários Permitem-lhe estar em contacto com a sua rede social, partilhar conteúdos, enviar e divulgar comentários.