Industrial environment and objectives

Industrial environment                          

& Objectives   


          1- Industrial environment

    The aeronautical sector is at present an ultra-competitive sector. With the arrival of new Russian and Chinese competitors, both big actors of this sector, Airbus and Boeing, have to step up their ingenuity and innovation to keep their leaderships and to deal with new markets.

    So they are developing at present new models of planes which are lighter, more aerodynamic and less consumer. They aim maintain a distance from their competitors and the new incomers.


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     It is in this rough economic environment that Airbus requested this study in collaboration with Altran, the IMFT (Institute of Fluid mechanics of Toulouse) as well as the Hydraulic Department and Fluid mechanics of the ENSEEIHT.


           2- Industrial partners

  • Airbus

    Airbus SAS is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace company. Based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, and with significant activity across Europe, the company produces approximately half of the world's jet airliners.



    Airbus employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four European Union countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain; and, since 2009, Tianjin, China. Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, China and India.
The company produces and markets the first commercially viable fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world's largest airliner, the A380.


  • Altran Technologies


    Altran Technologies, SA is a European consulting firm founded in 1982 in France. Altran, self dubbed the European leader in high technology and innovation consultancy, operates primarily in technology and innovation consultancy, accounting for nearly half of its turnover. Administrative and information consultancy accounts for a third of its turnover with strategy and management consulting making up the rest.