Jacopo Sala

DragON - Tires management in airplanes

Blog Post created by Jacopo Sala Partner on 17-Apr-2017

I have been following the work of two of our students for a competition done by Airbus. Their idea is simple, every time an airplane lands consumes a big portion of his wheels due to the heat produced by the friction and sudden acceleration from zero to landing speed. Wheels needs to be changed every 250 flights and the environmental impact is huge.


Lisa Zafoschnig, Jonas Van Stappen (both RENE 1st year) and two students at the Ecole Polytechnique were able to make it through the second step selection for the video competition.


In order to win they need our support! How to do it?



It takes more or less two minutes