CFS Engineering is partner of the Horizon Europe project Colossus that started on February 1, 2023 and will run for 36 months. COLOSSUS will develop a system-of-systems design methodology which for the first time will enable the combined optimization of aircraft, operations and business models. Resulting specific solutions for intermodal transport and wildfire-fighting as well as developed methods and tools will be openly published in order to foster exploitation for research and industry. CFS Engineering will be involved in the design of a multi-role seaplane which will be the first seaplane in the 9-12 pax CS 23 class to be designed for both mobility (cargo/pax), wildfire fighting, and additional special operations requirement. Entry into services is assumed to be 2035. CFS Engineering will perform low and high fidelity aerodynamic simulations.
CFS Engineering is also leading WP6 on Dissemination and Exploitation.
The Colossus project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme under grant agreement No 101097120. The Swiss participation in the Colossus project is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 22.00609.