/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - The future of aircraft design takes wing -
Launch of the NSERC-J.-Armand Bombardier-Pratt & Whitney Canada Industrial
Research Chair in Integrated Design toward Efficient Aircraft (IDEA), Friday,
April 23,2010/

MONTREAL, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - In the coming decades, research and development in aircraft design will mainly target reductions in fuel burn, pollutant emissions and noise. Accordingly, new data will be required to support design activities for innovative configurations. The aviation industry will also require new, more integrated design methods to realize the full potential of the synergies between aerodynamics and propulsion systems.

All of this forms the backdrop for creation of the NSERC-J.-Armand Bombardier-Pratt & Whitney Canada Industrial Research Chair in Integrated Design toward Efficient Aircraft (IDEA). The new chair will focus on developing next-generation integrated design methods that can be used to develop more efficient aeronautical components. By doing so, the chair will also help maintain and strengthen Montréal's position as a hub of research and top-notch aviation activity.

Christophe Guy, Chief Executive Officer of École Polytechnique de Montréal, and Professor Jean-Yves Trepanier are pleased to invite media representatives to the official launch ceremony for the NSERC-J.-Armand Bombardier-Pratt & Whitney Canada Industrial Research Chair in Integrated Design toward Efficient Aircraft (IDEA). Also in attendance will be representatives of the Chair's partners: the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the J.-Armand Bombardier Foundation, Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Canada.

DATEBOOK

    
    What:  Inauguration of the NSERC/J.-Armand Bombardier/Pratt & Whitney
           Canada Industrial Research Chair in Integrated Design toward
           Efficient Aircraft (IDEA)

    When:  Friday, April 23, 2010, 10:30 a.m.

    Who:   Jean-Yves Trépanier, Professor and holder of the IDEA Industrial
           Research Chair
           Christophe Guy, CEO, École Polytechnique de Montréal
           Suzanne Fortier, President, NSERC
           Mario Modafferi, Executive Director, Research and Technology,
           Pratt & Whitney Canada
           Dr. Fassi Kafyeke, Director, Strategic Technology, Bombardier
           Aerospace
           Lyne Lavoie, Executive Director, J.-Armand Bombardier Foundation

    Where: Amphitheatre J-1035, 1st floor
           J.-Armand Bombardier building
           École Polytechnique de Montréal
           Université de Montréal campus
           2900 Édouard-Montpetit Bvld.

           Indoor parking (J.-Armand Bombardier building)Campus map:
           http://www.polymtl.ca/rensgen/coordonnees/campus.php

           Refreshments will be served.
    

Professor Trépanier will be available for questions and interviews as of 11 a.m.

SOURCE Polytechnique Montréal

For further information: For further information: Nathalie Rochette, Communications and Recruitment Office, (514) 340-4711, ext. 2339, Cell: (514) 941-5660, nathalie.rochette@polymtl.ca


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