A EUROPEAN MULT-ROLE AIRCRAFT TO SERVE ALL
An Airbus to preserve nature and human lives
Kepplair Evolution will be using the Airbus A330, well-known for its performance and reliability that makes it a standard in the long-haul industry. The aircraft will be modified as a firefighter air tanker operating everywhere in Europe and around the Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft will also be used for the purpose of medical evacuation and humanitarian freight operations.
A European solution
The project aims at pooling European resources in order to preserve forests and human lives on the European soil and promotes environmental-conscious and optimized cooperation between key operators in the civil protection system in Europe.
Sustainable and ecological economy
The project is driven by sustainable development needs and ecological transition towards a sound economy for the benefit of all. It aims at finding long-term financing tools for the sake of civil protection in the European Union.
A modular layout
Kepplair Evolution has developed a unique gravity assisted firefighting system , which does not degrade the aircraft’ aerodynamics properties. The project shows French leadership in treating and valorizing aircraft reaching the end of their commercial lifespan..
Kepplair Evolution powered by KIOS & NaSCa
CONTROL SIMPLICITY PERFORMANCE
After several years of research at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, the CNRS, Toulouse INP and Kepplair Evolution have filed a “KIOS” patent on an innovative drop system.
In addition to the response it provides to the Kepplair Evolution project, this system aims in particular to equip the new generations of LAT (Large Air Tanker) and VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) and to transform any type of aircraft into a Bombardier of ‘water (A330 MRTT, A400M, A320, B777, ATR42 …)
Logiciel Prediction EMPREINTE
NaSCa software able to predict the drop pattern of any delivery system.
In its innovation letter from #CNRS, KIOS, the new drop system developed in partnership with Kepplair Evolution to transform airliners into large air tanker is mentioned ! French version https://cnrs.fr/cnrsinnovation-lalettre/actus.php?numero=758 English version https://www.inp-toulouse.fr
Kepplair Evolution will be at the center of the EUGreenDeal call in the preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means’s topic. News here : Green deal
The TREMPLIN project of the STAE foundation has just allocated funding to the Institut Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT represented by Dominique Legendre, teacher-researcher), SupAéro (represented by Yannick Bury, teacher-researcher) and Kepplair Evolution, We may launch the study on optimizing the performance of Aero dropping. This study will use the Aero-Sup Isae wind tunnel. […]
Green Lemon, Kepplair Evolution, why that ? 🧐
Aware of the high media potential of the project, we chose a very symbolic logo and name.
We placed our adventure under the protection of Johannes Kepler, a visionary scientist from the 16th century, whose works in astronomy, optics and mathematics are still used today.
The Green lemon, present on five continents, symbolizes universality, nature, healing and brotherhood. From the 18th century, the great navigators used it as a remedy against scurvy, thus saving many sailors on each crossing.