Our national scientific agency CSIRO has partnered with the world’s largest aerospace company Boeing for a five-year R&D program to improve sustainability and use digital technology to increase productivity in aviation.
CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall said the partners are building on 32 years of joint research.
“Our partnership with Boeing is a shining example of this, with science providing real solutions for the aviation and aerospace industries and creating economic benefits for Australia and jobs for the Australians we know from our history. will continue to add value for decades to come.
“Over the next five years our science will truly drive innovation forward to create sustainable solutions that meet the great challenge of reducing emissions while growing our economy, but that’s what science does.
The deal will see the partners invest up to $ 41 million in areas of mutual interest.
Finding the key to aerospace innovation
CSIRO and Boeing have made some advancements since their first partnership in 1989, most notably CSIRO’s Paintbond technology which has been applied to over a thousand Boeing aircraft around the world, saving millions of dollars in maintenance costs.
Over the years, organizations have invested more than $ 200 million in joint research projects. The chief engineer of the Boeing company and Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology executive vice president Greg Hyslop said years of research and development are at the heart of “all critical innovation in aerospace.”
“Our new multi-year agreement with CSIRO will lead to a more sustainable aviation industry, building on our decades-long partnership which has already produced so many significant advances for Boeing and our customers.”
Reduce environmental impacts throughout the value chain
Organizations will scale up projects focused on using AI, machine learning, and the creation of digital twins to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
“There is also enormous potential to use CSIRO’s deep sustainability expertise to reduce environmental impacts throughout the value chain, from aircraft manufacturing to optimizing times around. flight operations, “CSIRO chief technical adviser to Boeing Shravan Singh said.