The £19.2m Advanced Product Concept Analysis Environment (APROCONE) project, led by Airbus, develops new design methods for aircraft wings.

Alongside Airbus, CFMS is working with Cranfield University, GKN Aerospace, MSC Software, Rolls-Royce and University of Cambridge, harnessing the latest computing technology to drive innovation in this space.

The initiative explores opportunities from developing information system technologies, aiming to create a highly productive, collaborative design environment. Doing so will lead to a more innovative and time-efficient design process to create aircraft wings that meet future market and environmental needs.

Based in Filton, Bristol, the project is possible due to joint industry and UK government investment under the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). To test the results of the project, Rolls-Royce will run the system against real industrial cases, demonstrated within a prototype system at CFMS.

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