“The IRTs serve as a real-world field application for Corac roadmaps. Airbus is very proud that the IRTs were created and will continue to invest money, personnel and energy to support them.”
Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice-President of Engineering for Airbus Commercial Aircraft
Jean-Brice Dumont gave six examples of collaborative research with four IRTs, including Jules Verne, on high-temperature metal shaping processes for manufacturing aeronautical and naval parts. This takes Airbus into the factory of the future where robotics is critical for major integrators. With IRT Saint Exupéry, the multidisciplinary optimisation project leverages a science of manipulating major decision-making processes beyond aeronautics. The Moise project provides digital continuity for model-based engineering in extended organisations with competing companies all growing together. With IRT M2P, the project involves Reach-compatible chrome coatings and surface finishing for additive manufacturing parts. The ongoing project with IRT SystemX addresses cybersecurity in autonomous systems, in convergence with trains and cars.
**French Research Council for Civil Aeronautics