Aiolos
Aiolos
Georgia Institute of Technology
United States
Christopher Frank
Atlanta, United States
  • United States
    Jean-Guillaume Durand
    Atlanta, United States
  • United States
    Frederic Alllair
    Atlanta, United States
  • United States
    William Levy
    Atlanta, United States
Round achieved
  • 1Round 1
  • 2Round 2
  • 3Round 3

Their project

EnergyEnergy

Their project

EConEcT (Environmentally Conscious and Economically viable Technologies): An integrated design solution focused around the landing gear.
  • 13 June 2013

    Amazing presentations yesterday at Airbus!

    The pressure now moves from the finalists to the jury, who have the difficult task of selecting a winner. Find out more about how the finalists prepared their presentations in our diary posts on the Fly Your Ideas Billboard!
  • 07 June 2013

    It’s time for the 2013 Fly Your Ideas Final!

    The five finalist teams will arrive in Toulouse soon and we will be posting a daily diary throughout next week so you can follow their adventures with us. Share your support for them on your Teamline and let us know how you are enjoying the action!
  • May 2013
  • 13 May 2013

    Good luck

    Not selected for Round 3 we wish all the best to the surviving teams for the presentations and the videos!
  • 06 May 2013

    EAB is over

    Last week's External Advisory Board Review was an occasion to present our work to a lot of people from different companies. We had very positive feedback and also hints to go further! =)
  • April 2013
  • 27 April 2013

    April 27, an unforgettable day !!!

    April 27, 2005 the A380 performed its maiden flight in Toulouse ! Happy Anniversary A380 !
  • 26 April 2013

    Annual External Advisory Board Review (EBA)

    Preparing for the next "EAB" of the ASDL that will take place Wednesday and Thursday. We will present our FYI project there! http://www.asdl.gatech.edu/index.html https://epay.gatech.edu/C20793_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1445
  • 22 April 2013

    Project presentation

    Tomorrow, we will present our concept to French people who are visiting Georgia Tech.
  • 15 April 2013

    Video snapshot

    Take a quick look at this snapshot from our video ;)
  • 14 April 2013

    Fly Your Ideas, we miss you !!

    A week-end without any Fly Your Ideas meeting is not a real week-end...
  • 12 April 2013

    Round 2 submission!!

    Here it is guys, the moment we have been preparing during the last few months! Team Aiolos submitting the round 2 documents! We hope we were able to summarize all the work done in a short 5000 words report =)
  • 12 April 2013

    Last report review

    Around midnight in Atlanta, reviewing the report before submission.
  • 11 April 2013

    Report D-1

    We are adjusting the report according to the feedback we had from several readers in the lab. Many thanks to Olivia, Elena and Emmanuel for their help!
  • 08 April 2013

    Good luck! The deadline is approaching!

    You are nearly there! Don’t wait until the last minute to upload your files. We can’t wait to see your video!
  • 08 April 2013

    Report D-4

    A first "submissible" version of the report is ready: our schedule is perfectly respected =) We are now getting ready for Tuesday's grand review to get feedbacks and adjust it.
  • 06 April 2013

    Video repost: FYI song

    As we know you will love the song, we post it again here as there was an encoding problem on the previous post. Let's hope this one works, enjoy!
  • 06 April 2013

    Video shooting continues

    Second draft of the video to be released this weekend. Fred is working hard on editing it. Here is a picture of the scene shot on Friday with our adviser.
  • 06 April 2013

    Report!

    All the results of the study came out! The question is now how to gather all our notes and papers in a 5000 words report. Let's do this.
  • 06 April 2013

    The FYI song

    Team Aiolos releases the brand new FYI song 2013. After this productive 10 min break, it is time to get back to work!
  • 05 April 2013

    We’re awarding the most visited Team!

    You worked hard to keep us all updated, so now it’s time to award your efforts! The Best Teamline for R2 title will go to the team who received the highest number of visits during R2. Don’t miss out on the chance to be featured on Airbus TV!
  • 04 April 2013

    Aiolos Riddle

    More and more results are coming out! What do you think this one could be?
  • 04 April 2013

    Video first draft

    Frederic finished a first draft of the video which is very promising. We are now taking feedback into account to improve it for Tuesday's review with our mentor.
  • 02 April 2013

    April foolery

    Here is our idea guys. Hope we make it to next round with this revolutionary idea!
  • 01 April 2013

    Moment of truth!

    Did you already start working on your video? At the end of R2 up to five teams will be selected for the video competition which will be decided by an online vote. Check out the tips in the Knowledge Centre to help you make a start if you didn’t do so yet!
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  • March 2013
  • 31 March 2013

    Beginning the end

    Promising results are showing up progressively! Complete results expected within a couple days. What do you think this might be?
  • 29 March 2013

    Video shooting begun

    Now that most of the work has been carried out, Fred can begin focusing on shooting the video!
  • 28 March 2013

    Twitter Q&A

    This afternoon, Expert Ian Lane will answer our questions on Twitter ! Cannot wait !!!
  • 27 March 2013

    Looking for tips? Ask the Expert!

    Have you tweeted your questions for tomorrow’s live Twitter Q&A with Ian Lane, Composite Materials Expert @Airbus? He’s going to be online on 28th March at 3:30 PM GMT. Make sure to tweet to @Airbus using the hashtag #AskFlyYourIdeas. See you there!
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  • 26 March 2013

    Tic Tac...

    We just launched a 10 days calculation with one of our algorithms. Let's hope we have the results before the deadline! We'll try to make the process parallel to gain a few days
  • 26 March 2013

    Video shooting

    Now we have the camera ! We can start shooting and making the video :-) Fred has scheduled the scenes, let's get started !
  • 24 March 2013

    Expert and mentor meeting

    Both seemed quite satisfied with the work performed and the way we are driving our idea. They provided good advice that we will take into account for the last few weeks of round 2 =)
  • 24 March 2013

    Aerospace engineers

    Our feeling after one week spent on our code ^^
  • 24 March 2013

    Spring Break

    Spring Break is now over. Nights will probably become shorter !!
  • 24 March 2013

    Report in progress

    One day spent on the report and its organization !
  • 20 March 2013

    Happy Day!

    Today we celebrate the International Day of Happiness. Fly Your Ideas is a big advocate of happiness! Together we can help travelers be happier and eco-efficient, so that a more sustainable world will also be a happier world. How are you celebrating?
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  • 19 March 2013

    Meeting with our Airbus Expert

    Meeting with our Airbus Expert in 30 min. We are all very excited to present our work and get feedback.
  • 17 March 2013

    Spring break?

    Empty lab and plenty of time: an occasion to work on the project and make progress on all the models we have to implement! What about you, are you having a Spring Break?
  • 17 March 2013

    Logo!

    We finally have our logo that represents pretty well our idea of an integrated solution around the landing gear as well as the name and identity of the team.
  • 13 March 2013

    Allan McArtor introduction

    For those who could not attend the Airbus conference here is the very beginning of it. Very insightful questions were asked as far as batteries are concerned, which is highly linked to our idea. This will help us a lot tackle this issue.
  • 13 March 2013

    Airbus Finds a Home in the US

    Airbus Americas chairman Allan McArtor met with us this morning before his interesting talk about Airbus coming to the US, its link with education and upcoming challenges with technologies, which is of particular interest for us.
  • 12 March 2013

    Could this be our idea?

    We finally found our 100% Green concept! Not sure we will be able to save waiting time with this one though. An incredible picture found by Christopher.
  • 12 March 2013

    Back in business

    We had our last midterm exam today so we are back at 100% on our FYI work =) Incoming: Airbus conference at Atlanta in a couple days!
  • 11 March 2013

    Last month!

    Frederic and Jean-Guillaume having a short break on our green campus before the crazy month to come! Last month to prepare our idea, good luck to all the teams!
  • 11 March 2013

    Green campus

    Gotcha ride and green campus
  • 11 March 2013

    Green campus

    "Gotcha ride" electrical vehicles used for campus transportation and others used for campus maintenance. Top left corner is our recreational facility self powered with solar cells on the roof, a legacy from Atlanta's 1996 Olympic Games.
  • 11 March 2013

    Report

    The report has been started this week-end. Only one month left... It's time to write !!
  • 09 March 2013

    Did you know?

    On a Paris-Toulouse (south of France) flight, 1/3 of the time is spent on the ground!! Taxi time can be predominant for some flights and we hope our idea could reduce that proportion.
  • 08 March 2013

    New idea

    We found a way to extend our study and see how it applies to waiting time for taxi! (Photo taken at ATL airport by Frederic)
  • 08 March 2013

    Video script

    Frederic finished our video script, we will have a review and discussion about it in today's meeting. See you at 2PM guys.
  • 08 March 2013

    Expert

    We now know our expert! Time to plan a meeting for technical feedback on our work so far.
  • February 2013
  • 24 February 2013

    Another meeting

    Very interesting meeting with a professional aspect to link our idea with manufacturing feasibility.
  • 24 February 2013

    Baseline

    All our calculations are compared to A320 data which is our baseline.
  • 22 February 2013

    Our design tool

    Our Excel sheet tool will help us track the design changes on the baseline given the weight modifications.
  • 22 February 2013

    Another weekly meeting with our advisor

    An occasion to have new ideas and feedback on our approach.
  • 21 February 2013

    Work session

    William and Jean-Guillaume working on the integration model.
  • 20 February 2013

    Data collection

    Having the chance to near the busiest airport in the whole world: Atlanta! Let's take advantage of it for noise data collection and see what could be the impact of our idea: Frederic found a good spot for this (red dot) as well as for video shooting.
  • 20 February 2013

    A320 Nose Landing Gear

    Here is a very critical part of our idea focused around the main landing gear. The A320 is used for comparison. We find those pictures interesting as they show the mechanisms involved.
  • 19 February 2013

    Some logo ideas

    We would need the team to get a bit of identity so why not use a logo linked with Aiolos, greek ruler of the winds? Here are Google images that could give us ideas for a logo. What do you think?
  • 19 February 2013

    Meeting this week

    Wednesday, either in the CoVe or CoDe room, let's make some slides to present and summarize the work done to Dr Mavris. Try to have them ready for tomorrow.
  • 17 February 2013

    Video

    Started thinking about the video, I gathered the ideas we mentioned earlier this year. Also I will see the communication services if they have some cameras for us. Can anyone inquiry about the availability of the places we are thinking of?
  • 16 February 2013

    A320 Landing Gear Retraction

    Nice detail of landing gear kinematics and integration for an A320. Let's try to couple that with the different architectures we can find in the book. Overall view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFM-RkTn_o0
  • 16 February 2013

    Advice from grand challenge team

    The team working on noise around the Atlanta airport could give us some help about the requirements needed. They probably have good contacts for the information we need, I will see with them.
  • 16 February 2013

    Reference

    Nice example of airport noise footprints, we need this to map the requirements. Try to read the whole lecture as it has precise definitions for noise measurements that we would need to understand. The file is on the server.
  • 15 February 2013

    Airbus Finds A Home In The US

    Guys, we have the chance to have this Airbus conference in Atlanta on March 13th. I could be awesome if we could attend, Chris and I are already going: tell me if you can.
  • 15 February 2013

    Work session

    Chris working on the economic model and impact on Wednesday.
  • 15 February 2013

    During the conference

    Taken during our phone call and slides presentation with our Airbus mentor
  • 15 February 2013

    Conference with Airbus mentor

    Christopher will gather our notes and reassign some work based on the advice we had from the Airbus mentor. Dr. Mavris remarks will also be included.
  • 14 February 2013

    SOME SUPPORT FROM FRANCE

    http://supaero.isae.fr/fr and http://www.facebook.com/ISAEofficiel?ref=hl
  • 14 February 2013

    Some support from France

    Nice relay by our home school from France: ISAE-SUPAERO. On their website and on Facebook, keep sharing it ;)
  • 14 February 2013

    Work session

    Picture from yesterday: Frederic refining performance model using the new reference.
  • 14 February 2013

    Reference: books are good too!

    Awesome reference found by Dr. Mavris guys. Fred and I had a look at it and it will prove very useful for weight estimations and integration. It seems very complete and tackles landing gear design!
  • 13 February 2013

    Souvenir

    The FYI started long ago the timeline was enabled, here is a picture of our first FYI meeting: Thanksgiving with Christopher, William and Jean-Guillaume!
  • 13 February 2013

    Welcome to William!

    Following earlier issues of registration, William was finally added to the team. He will be in part of the energy storage part and has worked with us since the beginning of this venture.
  • 13 February 2013

    Ready, Set, Go!

    You have registered and are ready to take part in Round 1 of Fly Your Ideas! Good luck guys!
  • 13 February 2013

    William Levy

    Entered the Aiolos team
  • 13 February 2013

    Team meeting

    Last week's work session and with mentor Dr. Mavris
  • 13 February 2013

    Nice support from the lab

    http://www.asdl.gatech.edu/News.html#ASDL_Students_Move_On_In_International_Airbus_Competition http://coe.gatech.edu/content/aerospace-grad-students-move-international-airbus-competition http://www.ae.gatech.edu/node/1149 Let's do this!
  • 13 February 2013

    Interesting video on fuel cells

    Very cool videos in this section, including this one somehow linked with our approach and our goals! Will and Fred check this out. http://videos.airbus.com/video/iLyROoafIOUs.html
  • 13 February 2013

    Work session

    This afternoon from 1 to 6 PM, maybe 7PM depending on motivation. Same place as usual.
  • 13 February 2013

    Meeting and Mentor review

    Don't forget our grand review with Dr Mavris on Thursday in the CoVE. We'll do a feedback session, an agenda update and reassign work right after.
  • 13 February 2013

    Timeline update

    Okaye guys! After all the organization and hard work carried out until now, time to take care of the timeline!
  • January 2013
  • 30 January 2013

    Meeting with our Airbus Mentor

    On Monday we will have the first meeting with our Airbus Mentor!
  • 15 January 2013

    round 2

    round 2
  • 15 January 2013

    Won a new Badge

    Congratulations Round 2 competitor!
    Congratulations Round 2 competitor!
    Well done on making it to Round 2. The competition is hotter than ever.
  • 07 December 2012

    Their project

    EConEcT (Environmentally Conscious and Economically viable Technologies): An integrated design solution focused around the landing gear.
  • 07 December 2012

    Won a new Badge

    Round 1 documents submitted
    Round 1 documents submitted
    Now you've submitted your questionnaire - then Round 1 is complete - well done you.
  • November 2012
  • 06 November 2012

    Frederic Alllair

    Entered the Aiolos team
  • 06 November 2012

    Dimitri Mavris

    Is the mentor of the Aiolos team
  • 06 November 2012

    Won a new Badge

    Expert help is at hand
    Expert help is at hand
    Good job! Your academic mentor is confirmed and you are one step closer to winning.
  • 06 November 2012

    Won a new Badge

    Ready to go!
    Ready to go!
    Hooray - You have accepted the invitation of your Team Leader and can now take part in Fly Your Ideas.
  • 06 November 2012

    Jean-Guillaume Durand

    Entered the Aiolos team
  • 06 November 2012

    Won a new Badge

    In it to win it
    In it to win it
    Phew! You have registered and can now take part in Fly Your Ideas
  • October 2012
  • 02 October 2012

    Christopher Frank

    Entered the Aiolos team
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