A new generation of aeronautical structures

Developing standards to enable a reliable, sustainable, agile, and cost-competitive industrialization of smart structures for aeronautics

Innovative industrial process

MORPHO will accompany the development of smart aeronautical parts namely engine fan blades, to endow them with cognitive capabilities, and to optimise their manufacturing and their life cycle management through embedded sensors, data-driven hybrid twins, and machine learning algorithms.

Foreign Object Damage

MORPHO will deal with developing and testing technological bricks on a demonstrator named Foreign Object Damage (FOD) panel. It is representative of the chord of a fan blade at a specific height.

Environmental-friendly manufacturing

A particular focus lies on the environmental-friendly manufacturing, maintenance, and recycling of these next-generation smart engine fan blades, leading to significant industrial and environmental efficiency in line with the European Commission Circular Economy Action Plan.


The MORPHO project is a collaboration of 10 partners from 6 countries supported by an advisory board. Academia and industry in the field of aeronautics and air transport join forces for a common goal.



EU-funded project

The MORPHO project is a Research and Innovation action funded by the H2020 programme, under EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport.


Starting in April 2021 and spanning 3.5 years – until September 2024 MORPHO will contribute to developing standards that will enable cost-competitive industrialization of smart structures for aeronautics.