OFELIA – Open Fan for Environmental Low Impact of Aviation

OFELIAOpen Fan for Environmental Low Impact of Aviation

Reducing SMR aircraft environmental impact is a priority of the Clean Aviation SRIA, which objective is to have technologies ready for the future generation of SMR aircraft. The engine is key in this effort and the Open Fan engine architecture is the most promising solution in terms of fuel efficiency to both achieve environmental goals (20% emissions reduction versus 2020) and target a rapid Entry into Service, as early as 2035. In synergy with national programs, OFELIA will gather a large European consortium – led by Safran Aircraft Engines – to contribute to the RISE technology demonstration announced in June 2021. OFELIA aims to demonstrate at TRL5 the RISE Open Fan architecture, for the SMR to achieve or surpass the Air Transport Action Group’s goals on the way towards Carbon neutrality by 2050.

For more information on the project as well as full list of entities involved in its implementation, please visit CORDIS database.


1 November 2022 – 31 December 2025


Total project budget: € 139,208,186.36 incl. € 100,000,000.00 of EU grant

GE Aerospace Poland total budget: € 3,071,216.50 incl. € 2,149,851.55 of EU grant