54 Partners coming together


MAAXIMUS intends to simultaneously address key composite technology innovation (Highly-Optimised Airframe) and major improvements in the virtual chain (Right-First-Time Fast Development).

To achieve the ambitious MAAXIMUS objectives, it is therefore mandatory to gather a critical mass of high-expertise in a wide range of skills.


The MAAXIMUS Consortium has been created in this spirit to include:


  • Most of the key European players in Business, Regional and Commercial aircraft industry,


  • Several Risk-sharing partners for design and manufacturing of previously identified aircraft industry leaders,


  • World-leaders in Hardware and Software industry (for CAD, CAM, CAE and Test analysis, especially for Structure Analysis),


  • R&T and Test Centres from all over Europe, with international reputation in aircraft structure and materials development (design, analysis, manufacturing, test), with past and recognized experience on many aircraft programs (A380, F7X, etc) for the above key European players,


  • Universities from several European countries, each of them internationally recognized for the quality of its scientific work, in the field of materials, optimisation or computational mechanics for structure analysis. Several of them have long-term relationship with both aircraft manufacturers and software providers, which means a strong pre-existing confidence,


  • SME’s – several SME’s work in MAAXIMUS and cover a wide range of activities (software, manufacturing and assembly, R&T and test centres, R&T project support)


In this way, all the major elementary bricks to deliver an aircraft component are assembled in a coherent organization, representative of the real-world environment: from early design and simulation (process, method, software and hardware tools providers), manufacturing and assembly facilities and skills, test facilities and skills.


Airbus Operations GmbH
Finmeccanica S.p.A.
Short Brothers PLC
Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranée
Dassault Aviation
Dassault Systèmes
Airbus Group Innovations
Airbus Helicopters
Israel Aerospace Industries
Latécoère Czech Republic
Siemens Industry Software NV
Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
Sogeti High Tech
Société Nationale de Construction Aérospatiale SONACA SA


Advanced Lightweight Engineering
Centre de Recherche en Aéronautique - CENAERO
IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik
MSC Software

Research Institute

DGA Techniques aéronautiques, Ministère de la Défense
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali - CIRA
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt - DLR
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
The Swedish Defence Research Agency
Fundacion IMDEA Materiales
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon - INSA
Instituto Superior Tecnico
National Institute of Aviation Technologies
Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium
Office National d\'Études et Recherches Aérospatiales
Technology Partners Foundation


Eindhoven University of Technology
ENS Cachan
Fundacion de Ingenieria Civil de Galicia - University of Coruna
Imperial College London
Laboratory of Technology & Strength of Materials
Leibniz University of Hannover
Politecnico di Milano
RWTH - Aachen University
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)
University of Limerick
University of Stuttgart