Major projects in the field of aeronautics (October 2003 -)

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Major projects in the field of aeronautics (October 2003 -)
See here for major flight experiments before September 2003

as of February 18, 2020
Project Years Outline
FQUROH FY2013-FY2018 Flight demonstration project to reduce airframe noise from high-lift devices and landing gear. Noise reduction concept and design methodologies established in a series of flight demonstration tests in 2016 and 2017.
aFJR FY2013-FY2017 Technology demonstration project with focus on low-pressure components of jet engines. Established cutting-edge technologies to make fans and low-pressure turbine components lighter and highly efficient.
SafeAvio FY2014-FY2017 Flight demonstration project to develop and demonstrate clear-air turbulence detection and information system. The effectiveness of the system successfully demonstrated in a series of flight tests using a small jet in Japan in 2017, as well as in Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program 2018.
DREAMS FY2012 -FY2014 Research and development project to establish key technologies for next-generation air traffic management systems. Advanced technologies developed for the following five themes: weather information technology, noise abatement technology, high-accuracy satellite navigation technology, trajectory control technology, and aircraft operation technology for disaster relief.
D-SEND FY2010-FY2015 Flight demonstration project to establish sonic boom reduction technologies. Low boom design concept and design technologies validated and established together with aerial boom measurement technologies through flight tests in 2011 (D-SEND#1) and 2015 (D-SEND#2).
NEXST-1 FY1997-FY2005 Flight demonstration project to develop and demonstrate drag reduction technologies as part of the “National Experimental Supersonic Transport (NEXST)” program. Drag reduction concept and CFD-based aerodynamic design methods established through flight test in 2005.