We optimize, build structures and simplify systems to reduce drag or weight of aircraft.
Additive manufacturing allows new dimensions of retrofitting – also lighter with better integration. The range of printable materials includes several metals like aluminum, titan, and several alloys. Light is good as weight savings have a great effect on fuel saving.
Aerodynamic tests allow us to test if the things engineered work as planned. Other tests are done to evaluate systems or structures. Flight test is eventually done to proof the actual fuel saving of the innovation. The final proof before we will start certification processes.
The results of the measurements is used to adjust and improve, to identify areas where our innovation is good and areas that need improvement. This process is repeated over time, with the goal of continually improving the effectiveness of the learning experience.