Crowds see the FLEXOP demonstrator aircraft

The FLEXOP demonstrator aircraft was exhibited for the first time. 

The FLEXOP consortium -- led by our Institute -- has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle platform to facilitate the study of aeroelastic behaviour of aircraft and test advanced control methods for the future generation of commercial aircraft.

FACC -- the Austrian member of the researh consortium -- hosted more than 2500 visitors including general public and professionals during the 8th Long Night of Research, Austria's largest research event. It was held on 13th of April 2018. This is the only nationwide science communication event in Austria that makes the scientific and research activities of Austrian firms and institutions accessible to the general public. Its scope ranges from school projects to cutting-edge research results. The exhibition created significant interest and helped promoting the EU H2020 research activities to the public.