AMEDEO at Paris Air Show 2015

Date: From 20/06/2015 to 21/06/2015

Location : Paris Air Show 2015, Le Bourget

AMEDEO early stage researchers Andrea Viti and Marco Tito Bordogna joined ONERA colleagues for the final weekend of the Paris Air Show 2015 to engage visitors with the cutting edge research done at ONERA.

The ONERA stand showcased some of the work undertaken towards the European Commission FlighPath 2050 goal of reducing aviation emissions, with information on different ONERA projects like NOVA (improving aircraft configuration), Eole (developing a small satellite launcher) and TOSCA (increasing the combustion chamber efficiency for aircraft engine). Andrea and Marco Tito also took the opportunity to talk to visitors about the AMEDEO ITN, which shares the FlightPath 2050 report as the underpinning strategy for our research programme.

The Paris Air Show attracts a wide range of visitors from interested families, to students looking for future careers, to very experienced and specialized people in the aerospace sector. Outside of the sector, people knew little about the strong support offered by the European Commission for research but they were very keen to find out more. Andrea and Marco Tito chatted to visitors about why they were working at ONERA even though they are not French (mobility is a corner stone of ITNs like AMEDEO), how science is funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020), through to queries on opportunities for PhDs and more through the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) programme. They also talked to visitors about their own research into methods to derive new aircraft configurations and to improve the design of composite forward swept wings.

Andrea Viti at the Paris Air Show 2015 helping out on ONERA standMarco Tito Bordogna at Paris Air Show 2015 helping out on ONERA stand

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