Configuration Optimisation of Next Generation Aircraft (CONGA)
This ATI-approved project is a response to the need to develop new multi-disciplinary design and integration processes to support the conceptual design and assessment of future aircraft configurations. Such developments are essential if designers are to be able to deliver robust product concepts using new technologies for novel wing and aircraft configurations. Airbus and Rolls-Royce, together with a number of specialist industrial and academic technology providers, have joined forces to develop a selection of innovative capabilities that meet future product needs. By bringing together designers and methods developers, it is possible to demonstrate and evaluate the benefits of such collaborations.