Flight physics, the broad denomination of all scientific and engineering aspects related to the flight of aircraft, is at the heart of Airbus’ business. The topic affects virtually all aspects of an aircraft’s life: from design to operation, from the quality of movement through the air to the revenue stream of airlines. The full lifecycle features many computationally difficult problems. Although computational methods and approaches exist today to address these challenges, Airbus, in its drive for innovation and improvement, is constantly seeking to revolutionise capabilities to provide innovative products that fly!
To accompany this transformation Airbus proposed five challenges faced in aircraft design and in-service optimisation for Quantum Computing experts and enthusiasts (post-graduate students, PhDs, academics, researchers, start-ups, or professionals in the field) to resolve using quantum computing and embark on this transformation journey collaboratively.
Solutions will enable Airbus to assess how this burgeoning computational technology could be included or even replace other high-performance computational tools that, today, form the cornerstone of aircraft design.
Read a short summary of the five problem statements here.