Formation meeting for new project - 5-6 June 2008, Cambridge, UK

A group of more than 25 delegates from the aerospace sector attended a workshop organised by the Distributed Information and Automation Lab on 05-06 June at the Moller Centre, in Cambridge. The objective of the gathering was to present results from DIAL's previous work on short-haul flight operations (a summary of which is presented below), and to work together with delegates on identifying new opportunities for research into improved long haul and air cargo operations at commercial airports.

The two days of intense interaction proved that there is strong industry interest in this sensitive area. As a result, DIAL intends to launch in the second semester a new 20-month research programme organised as an industrial consortium. The wide range of potential sponsors includes: airlines, ground handlers, cargo operators, aircraft manufacturers, airport management, and IT systems vendors, to name a few.

Getting involved

This project is led by the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). Funding is provided by a consortium of sponsors. Those involved will have the opportunity to influence the direction of the research, take part in key technology trials and receive early access to its findings. We welcome contact from organisations interested in joining the consortium.

For further information please email:
Alan Thorne or Andy Shaw

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