The MUSIC-haic project is being carried out by a consortium (led by ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab) made up of 14 partners from 4 different EU member states and the Russian Federation. The consortium consists of ONERA, CIRA, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Airbus Central Research & Technology), GE Deutschland Holding GmbH and their third party General Electric Company Polska Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, Rolls-Royce plc, Safran Aircraft Engines, Airbus Operations SAS, Dassault Aviation, ANDHEO, ARTTIC and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & CO KG.


ONERA was created in 1946 as a public research institute in the area of aeronautics. Its activity was extended to space even before ONERA was officially renamed Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, in 1963. ONERA is a multi-disciplinary research organisation in which scientists and engineers makes concurrent progress in theoretical, computation and experimental research.

Within ONERA, the activities of Department “MultiPhysics for Energetics” (DMPE) are mainly focused on the elaboration of models and multidisciplinary numerical tools for aerodynamics, reactive flows, heat and mass transfers, multiphase flows, acoustics, in-flight icing, etc. ONERA DMPE is also equipped with small- and large-scale facilities devoted to the study of combustion in gas turbine and rocket engines, pollutant emissions, aerodynamics, acoustic and icing phenomena.

Role in the project

As MUSIC-haic coordinator, ONERA will ensure coordination of technical activities, project monitoring, administration and reporting to the European Commission (WP6) and will animate the exchanges with the Advisory Board, international partners and external participants (WP5). As WP2 leader, ONERA will monitor and coordinate the modelling activities (especially their links with WP1 and WP3). In WP2, ONERA will also be strongly involved in model development, calibration and assessment through the organisation of the WP2 final benchmark. In WP3, ONERA will perform the necessary adaptation of its 3D multidisciplinary tool CEDRE, will integrate the best models issued from WP2 in the updated version of CEDRE® and will support ANDHEO for the preliminary assessment of the new ICI capability. In WP4, ONERA will participate to the selection and definition of common representative test cases for both engine ice crystal icing and probe installation factor (from HAIC flight test database), will perform some of the test cases and will provide technical support and expertise to SAFRAN, AIRBUS, DASSAULT and ANDHEO.