Thursday, 15 August 2019

Meet "The Future of Aviation"

With the number of annual air travellers predicted to increase from 3.8 to 7.2 billion by 2035, scientists and designers around the world have been racing to create sleeker, faster, and more fuel-efficient planes.

This was the motivation behind the United Technologies Aerospace Challenge, which prompted bright young minds around the world to band together to design innovative and feasible solutions to upgrade modern aircraft.

The winning team — called “The Future of Aviation”—consists of four high school students from Mozambique, Egypt, Singapore and the U.K. The group collaborated remotely to design a more aerodynamic and fuel-efficient plane that enhances the overall customer experience.

The team won a trip to the United States, where they got the chance to visit United Technologies’ Additive Manufacturing Center of Expertise (AMCoE) located inside the Research Center in East Hartford, CT, and learn more about some of UTC’s exciting research projects.

Jim Fritz, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Collins Aerospace and a judge for the competition, hosted a Lunch & Learn with the students in the CTO’s office space titled The Faraday Cage.

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