Congratulations to our Fly Your Ideas 2017 winners, Team DEALead
Team DAELead from The University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong are the winners of Airbus Fly Your Ideas They take the €30,000 first prize with their effective design for a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passenger’s feet. The runners up are Team Aquarius from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), in Australia, who won €15,000 for their radical concept which turns a military A400M aircraft into a tool to stop rapid wildfire.
Follow the Airbus Fly Your Ideas Facebook page to catch up on the 2017 competition and for the latest competition news.
Airbus Fly Your Ideas is a worldwide competition challenging students from all disciplines to develop new ideas and innovate with Airbus for the future of aviation.
Genuine industry challenges, linked to the commercial aircraft industry identified by Airbus, provide real and concrete aviation problems for students to solve. Students are asked to test, prototype and visualise their ideas to create genuine solutions.
Students involved in the competition have the opportunity to join online communities to exchange with Airbus experts and mentors, academics and students worldwide, mirroring the online digital environment of the education sector today.
Following the 3 progressively challenging rounds, a live final takes place, when the 5 finalist teams present their ideas to a distinguished international jury panel of Airbus and industry experts.
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5 teams were selected for Round 3 following a rigorous evaluation process. These teams competed at the live final event at Airbus HQ in Toulouse, where Team DAELead were ultimately named the 2017 winners. The 5 finalist teams were:
Sky Vision, University of Surrey, United Kingdom; for a radical concept that turns a commercial airliner into an ‘Earth Observation Device’.
Team Nevada, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; for an airport taxiing system that uses sensors and algorithms to significantly improve aircraft traffic at airports and thus reduce emissions.
PassEx, Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - IAE Toulouse, France; for a revolutionary boarding system that uses a real-time mobile app to assign boarding status to passengers according to their luggage size.
Aquarius, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia; for a fire-fighting solution for a network of Airbus A400M aircraft, to create a system of aerial firefighting platforms that can be used for rapid wildfire suppression.
DAELead, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; for a clever aircraft cabin design that locates a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passenger’s feet.
The top 5 teams selected for the final stage of the competition were invited to spend time at Airbus’ inhouse innovation facility, ProtoSpace in Toulouse, France.
This was an opportunity for teams to develop their ideas, working alongside top Airbus aerospace innovators and experts, with access to state-of-the-art tools and technology. During their ProtoSpace experience, the 5 finalist teams created an advanced prototype or detailed visualisation of their idea. They presented this to a distinguished international jury at the live Fly Your Ideas 2017 final event.