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May 13, 2013

Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge 2013 — Five Teams Reach the Finals

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Photo: Partnering for Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge 2013 — Dr. Lidia Brito, Director of the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building for UNESCO and Charles Champion, Airbus’ Executive Vice-President Engineering and Fly Your Ideas Patron. © Airbus S.A.S 2012. Photo by P. Masclet.

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Photo: Team CLiMA from Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology - which is a finalist in Airbus’ 2013 Fly Your Ideas student challenge - was selected for its idea to develop an aircraft fuelled by a blend of sustainably produced liquefied biomethane and liquefied natural gas (Bio-LNG).

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Photo: Airbus FYI finalists. The five finalist student teams competing in Airbus’ 2013 edition of its Fly Your Ideas challenge are from Australia, Brazil, India, Italy and Malaysia.

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Photo: Team AVAS from India’s SRM University - a finalist in Airbus’ 2013 Fly Your Ideas challenge - consists of Michael V. Thomas, Anita Mohil, and Balakrishnan.

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Photo: Team CLiMA, from Royal Melbourne institute of Technology, Australia, has been shortlisted for Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas 2013 challenge final. Left to right : Mark Spiteri, Katherine Grigoriou, Luke Spiteri, Martin Burston, James Herringer.

Fly Your Ideas is a biennial international student competition held by Airbus, the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer. The first competition was launched in October 2008 challenging teams of students from around the world to develop innovative ideas to shape the future of aviation. Since its launch, the challenge has been a vast success, drawing together thousands of students from around the world.

This year, the teams were asked to submit ideas to address one of the following challenges: “Energy”; “Efficiency”; “Affordable Growth”; “Traffic Growth”; “Passenger Experience”; and “Community Friendliness”.

Five teams have been shortlisted for Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas Challenge 2013 Final — they are from Australia, Brazil, India, Italy and Malaysia —

Australia - Team CLiMA, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, for the development of aircraft fuelled by a blend of sustainably produced liquefied biomethane and liquefied natural gas (Bio-LNG).

Brazil - Team Levar, University of Sao Paulo, for a luggage loading and unloading system for airplane cargo compartments to reduce the workload of airport baggage handlers with an air cushion solution inspired by air hockey tables.

India - Team AVAS, SRM University, Tamil Nadu, for reduced propulsion noise, thanks to jet exhaust shape modification using intelligent materials (shape memory alloys). These alloys are energized by harvested electricity generated by advanced thermoelectric materials using engine heat source.

Italy - Team Flybrid, Technical University of Milan, for an electric/turboprop combination for hybrid propulsion in regional aircraft. This system uses batteries pre-charged on ground and not in-flight.

Malaysia - Team Embarker, Universiti Putra Malaysia, for a self-sustaining aircraft cabin concept in which the excess body heat from seated passengers is used as an alternative source of energy to power small electronics in the cabin.

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Photo: Fly Your Ideas Infographic.

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Photo: Future of Flight in 2050 Infographic.

The five finalists will present their ideas to a jury of Airbus and industry experts at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France, on 12th June 2013. The winning team will receive a prize of €30,000, while the runners up will receive €15,000.

The winners will be announced at an exclusive ceremony at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on 14th June 2013.

|GlobalGiants.Com|

Our previous related post is listed at Airbus Fly Your Ideas - Who’s Talking About Us. (It appears as “Global Giants” under “United States”).


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