The development of more electric aircraft (MEA) components and systems is a major area of research to help achieve carbon, nitrogen oxide and noise reduction targets.
Queen’s University Belfast are currently working on MACANTA, an EPSRC project that has resulted in fully-tailorable energy-efficient heating, which can be used as a de-icing device.
The University of Bristol are working with Airbus to perform low-speed wind tunnel tests on a very flexible 2.4m long model wing.
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