TU Delft team in pre-final round of prestigious Airbus competition
From no less than 270 teams from all over the world, a team from the Delft University of Technology has been selected for the pre-final round of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas (FYI) 2019 competition. The competition challenges students worldwide to innovate for the future of aerospace. This year’s focus for the team is on using the latest digital technologies to create smart solutions for a safer, cleaner and better-connected world. A challenge to which the TU Delft team is happy to respond. With batteryless and wireless switches, the team wants to improve the passenger experience in a revolutionary way.
In addition to increasing passenger comfort, the team also wants to improve the operational procedures in the aerospace industry. The students can't say too much about how they want to make that possible because the competition is still in full swing. Sujay Narayana, team leader of the team, about Fly Your Ideas: ‘Of course we are very happy that we have come this far. But now we want to move on, reach the final and win this prestigious global and highly challenging competition. In any case, we are working on it day and night.’
Since 2008, over 20,000 students have registered for Fly Your Ideas from over 650 universities and 100 countries worldwide, with more than 400 Airbus employees volunteering their time to support. The competition involves three highly competitive and challenging rounds concluding with a live final. In May, up to 6 finalist teams will present their ideas to a jury of Airbus and industry experts for a chance to win a share of the €45,000 prize fund to take their idea forward within the industry. The TU Delft team is the only remaining Dutch team in the competition and consists of students from three different countries – the Netherlands, India and Greece – and two different faculties: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science (EEMCS) and Aerospace Engineering (AE).