Subscribe Free
in Technology

Etihad joins UK’s digital aviation research project

Posted 7 December 2020 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways has joined the £65 million Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) consortium, due to open next year at Cranfield University in the UK.

 

As the first airline to join the DARTeC consortium and a leading industry innovator, Etihad’s expertise across the fundamental fields of sustainability, operational efficiency, safety and improved passenger experience will lend valuable insight and real-world operational capability to the DARTeC initiative.

 

Specific topics Etihad and DARTeC will collaborate on include:

           reducing aircraft emissions both in the air and on the ground;

           creating safe, secure and efficient airspace;

           better understanding of whole-life sustainability impacts of aircraft;

           enhancing the passenger experience;

           increasing the reliability and availability of aircraft.

 

Professor Graham Braithwaite, Project Lead and Director of Transport Systems at Cranfield, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Etihad to the DARTeC project, with construction of our building now nearing completion at Cranfield’s global research airport. As an innovative airline focused on the future challenges of safety, efficiency and sustainability, there is much overlap between Etihad’s aims and the research themes of DARTeC. We look forward to working together to deliver the innovation required to enable the industry to ‘build back better’ from Covid-19.”

 

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Etihad has long been known as a leader for innovation in aviation and our role in the consortium reinforces our commitment to driving the industry forward through technology, and corporation.

 

“As an innovative, future-focused carrier, membership of DARTeC is a natural fit for Etihad, providing a unique opportunity to expand exploration of key topics across sustainability, safety and passenger experience with industry leading partners.

“With this new partnership we hope to bring the best ideas, approaches and projects to Etihad to ultimately ensure that our operations are cutting edge and that our Guests have the best possible journey.”

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates and Sheraa sign MOU

Emirates has signed an MoU with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) to strengthen and expand the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE.

Sanad closes US$ 55M financing deal with Commercial Bank of Dubai

Sanad Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company and the global aerospace engineering and leasing solutions leader, has closed a US$ 55 million debt financing deal with the Commercial Bank of Dubai, one of the

Diplomatic breakthrough paves way for Etihad-Israeli MRO deal

Etihad’s expanding engineering division could notch up a new customer in Israeli carrier El Al?

Combi unlocks Texel's loads of potential...

As lead operator of the new Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi freighter conversion, Bahrain-based Texel Air is looking towards more distant horizons, as Alan Dron reports.

TAV Technologies receives IDC award for passenger flow management solution

The Passenger Flow Management Platform developed by Turkey’s TAV Technologies received the highest accolade in the category of customer experience during the CIO Summit, organised by International Data Corporation (IDC) Turkey.

Qatar Airways opens new state-of-the-art engine facility

Qatar Airways has opened a new state-of-the-art Engine Facility as part of the vision to streamline the cost of its Technical Maintenance operations by more than $2.2m per year.

EDGE SK2601300621
See us at
DAS21_BTAviation Africa 2021 BTNNWorld Defence Show 2022Aviation MENA 2021