Partnerships and long-term collaboration
The cooperation between Airbus Group and Russia has led to technologies incorporated across the Airbus group business units. This includes the MACROS software tool to help reduce the design time and costs for complex engineering tasks, which results from the Airbus Group Innovations/Russian joint venture, DATADVANCE.
Airbus Group Innovations also is involved in long-term studies in Russia with the continuous detonation wave engine (CDWE) project, space debris collection, and Airbus Group Innovations-Russia has created a tool suite for Assembly Simulation for Reliable Processes (ASRP) – used to optimise the wing to centre wing box join-up process on the A350 XWB final assembly line.
Cooperative research ventures
During the past two decades, Airbus Group and its divisions have performed nearly 130 cooperative research ventures in Russia in such areas as aerodynamics (flow control and wake vortex), acoustics (noise suppression), supersonic flight (environmental impact assessment), composite (design methods for high load inputs), metallic materials development and modelling of complex physical phenomena.
Through its relationship with Skolkovo, Airbus Group Innovations-Russia has prime access to high-technology companies, government agencies and financial investment opportunities in Russia.