Aerospace Integration Research Centre officially opened at Cranfield

Aerospace Integration Research Centre officially opened at Cranfield

The £35m Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) has been officially opened at Cranfield University. The new facility has been co-funded by Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Cranfield University, plus the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). According to Cranfield, the Centre will conduct research into ways of integrating advanced technologies to reduce the time from academic innovation to industrial application. To enable this, the AIRC has been equipped with aerospace research technology including air traffic management (ATM) and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) laboratories; flight simulators; a virtual wind tunnel; a FANUC robot in the intelligent automation centre; and a 1500 […]