AERTEC Solutions to develop more efficient and sustainable aerospace testing systems

By AERTEC Solutions

2014/07/25 | 472 words | AVIATION WORLD NEWS | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY

AERTEC Solutions, multinational engineering and consulting firm specializing in the aerospace and airport industry, involved in major aerospace programmes, is taking part in an innovative project aimed at developing new technologies related to ground testing systems for aircraft with the objective of optimizing this type of testing to make them more efficient and sustainable.
The goal of this initiative, named FSP20 (Future Vision 2020 Test System), is to establish a technological leadership in the field of ground testing systems for aircraft and provide the Spanish and Andalusian industry with competitive capability at an European and global level.

AERTEC Solutions participates in this R&D project together with Airbus Defence & Space and the Andalusian firm MDU. The project has a total budget of 7.5 million euros, supported by the companies, the ERDF-Innterconecta Programme, within Junta de Andalucía, and the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).

"Works are focusing on the optimization of systems for the functional tests carried out during the manufacturing process of the Airbus Defence & Space aircraft at its plant in San Pablo (Sevilla), such as the A400M and C295 and CN235; from electrical systems and avionics, and power plant, to the fuel system, "said Pedro Pablo Sánchez, director of Innovation at AERTEC Solutions.

The project is divided into four different blocks: miniaturization of the hardware test so reliable tests of shorter duration and system auto diagnosis can be undertaken; integration of software and ground testing functions into the aircraft systems; optimization of the methodology and the software test to make it more efficient and reduce engineers’ work time; and finally, configuration of the entire testing system to make it more environmentally-friendly, including responsible use of energetic resources.

AERTEC Solutions participates in the project through its technological subsidiary, which recently participated in a workshop held at the Airbus Defence & Space plant in Sevilla to discuss the status of the investigation. This workshop enabled all the players involved in the project, including the three partners and a variety of research centres which are collaborating in the initiative, to review the work done in the last year, to share the knowledge of the results and to align efforts to realise the project’s final objectives to be achieved in the last quarter of 2014.

"The participation of AERTEC Solutions in FSP20 and its commitment to innovation will encourage the firm’s leadership in engineering and capacity to provide aerospace test systems, in which the company began working more than 10 years ago with the incipient A400M" said Pedro Pablo Sanchez. In this case, the company brings its expertise to the entire industrial cycle of an aircraft providing engineering services to support industrialization in the control and management of aerospace manufacturing programmes, in the design and manufacturing of test benches and in the implementation of IT based solutions for the control of the plant.


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