01 October 2014

RMIT to bolster flight research

RMIT researchers have partnered with Express Freighters Australia (EFA) and QANTAS Flight Training to collaborate on flight research.

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Professor Roberto Sabatini (third from left) from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering met with representatives from EFA and QANTAS

A delegation from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering met with EFA Flight Training executives and flight instructors at the QANTAS Flight Training Centre in Essendon recently to discuss a range of challenging research topics and goals for the joint research agenda.

As part of the partnership, EFA Flight Training will provide unrestricted access to unique assets such as a full-motion Boeing 737 classic training flight simulator and to operational flight crews volunteering to support the joint research efforts.

RMIT researchers will undertake activities in the areas of human factors in engineering, airline pilot training, flight deck optimisation, improved airline operations and improved cargo logistics.

An in-depth evaluation of the interfaces and interactions of novel avionics for real-time 4-Dimensional Trajectory (4DT) operations is also planned, and will significantly contribute to the School’s research track record in this area.