NASA and NRC Renew their Aeronautic Partnership

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: The partnership agreement regarding aircraft engine icing between NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has been renewed recently.

Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator from NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and Ian Potter, the NRC’s Vice-President of Engineering signed the renewal agreement at the NRC offices in Ontario. Shin says "The combined efforts of our two agencies will help solve some of the most difficult and challenging weather-related issues facing the aviation community,"

Both the agencies share similar concerns and aims at  improving the efficiency, safety, and environmental compatibility of air transportation systems. Together they will conduct research and develop tools that will address the challenges faced in aviation and come up with practical solutions.

The present agreement is the continuation of the previous agreement signed in 2010 after evaluating the positive results delivered. The agreement renewal aims at continuing its research in the areas related to aircraft icing, including engine ice crystal icing and testing practices for thermal ice protection systems.