Maglev technology for aircrafts - any possibility?

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Q2021
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Maglev technology for aircrafts - any possibility?

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Hi all,

Firstly, I am not from America but I had to choose the default to register. Please excuse for that.

My query -

Is there any possibility that maglev technology can be used for aircrafts, at least taking off, and for small aircrafts? If yes, what are the pros and cons?

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Q2021 wrote:
13. Sep 2021, 18:16
Is there any possibility that maglev technology can be used for aircrafts, at least taking off, and for small aircrafts? If yes, what are the pros and cons?
Maglev systems are being used on new U.S. aircraft carriers to quickly bring fighters up to airspeed. In the past, these were compressed air-powered sleds; today, they are maglev sleds.
The same applies to submarines, where long-range missiles are accelerated by Maglev sleds during launch. As far as is known, the US fleet already uses the Maglev system for that purpose. The Russian fleet is said to be about to introduce it. The German submarines are also likely to be using it.
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Thanks jok! So, it should be viable for land based aircrafts also - small passenger ones and jet fighters? Could you also indicate any pros and cons versus current system.

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Found this one. Just sharing - https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/925 ... t-aircraft

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Interesting, thanks.
Magnetic take-off and landing for fuel-efficient aircraft:
An innovative technique to reduce aircraft weight is to replace landing gear with a magnetic-levitation take-off and landing (maglev TOL) system. An EU project aims to determine if this is feasible.
Start date 1 September 2011
End date 31 August 2014
Funded under FP7-TRANSPORT
Overall budget € 3 293 492,20
https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/925 ... t-aircraft 2021-09-17
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Q2021 wrote:
14. Sep 2021, 16:35
Thanks jok! So, it should be viable for land based aircrafts also - small passenger ones and jet fighters? Could you also indicate any pros and cons versus current system.

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For comfort reasons, the acceleration of a civilian aircraft must be much lower, since not all passengers on board are physically well-trained fighter pilots. :-)
Also, the question arises whether the technical design of today's heavy passenger aircraft allows the definition of a fixed point at which the entire mass of the aircraft can safely hang during acceleration by a maglev sledge. I doubt an A380 can be accelerated this way.
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Q2021 wrote:
17. Sep 2021, 20:57
Found this one. Just sharing - https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/925 ... t-aircraft

Thanks.
Some results of that study: https://repository.tudelft.nl/islandora ... n=research
312037.pdf
2021-09-17 Evaluation of Landing Characteristics Achieved by Simulations and Flight Tests on a Small-scaled Model Related to Magnetically Levitated Advanced Take-off and Landing Operations [2014]
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