Fuel and Inserting Research for Systems Technologies (FIRST)
The FIRST project is intended to secure a robust set of innovative technologies at the integrated wing-level for the next all-new Airbus product. The aim of this project was to take the key outcomes from NGCW and to further expand the potential of the novel technologies and integration methods identified, in order to prepare for the UK ‘Wing of the Future’ programme.
Through technology development and large scale rig testing undertaken within FIRST, testing capability will be improved within the UK both at the Airbus site in Filton and at other UK based testing facilities. Developments from the FIRST project will lead to the build and upgrade of test rigs to perform fuel systems testing under simulated flight conditions.