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Bombardier Unveils University of Victoria as First Announced Academic Partnership in the Pan-Canadian EcoJet Research Project; UVic and Bombardier partner on developing lower-emission planes; ‘Pushing the envelope’: Collaboration between UVic and Bombardier looking to make jet aviation more sustainable

January 24, 2024 | Yahoo! Finance via UVic News; January 25, 2024 | Vancouver is Awesome via UVic News; January 31, 2024 | CTV News Vancouver Island via UVic News

Canadian aircraft manufacturing company Bombardier and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR) have enjoyed a decades-long partnership. Alongside British Columbia’s SME Quaternion Aerospace, the companies are collaborating on the EcoJet Research Project; a sustainability-focused multi-year initiative aiming to decrease flight emissions by up to 50%. Flight testing for blended-wing design prototype aircrafts began in 2017 and is now continuing with 18-foot-wide vehicles.

CfAR is responsible for development, testing and data analysis of the prototype.

Dr. Afzal Suleman, founder and director of CfAR, shares that the Centre’s innovative work with Bombardier is a significant example of the profound legacy that their students and researchers are having on the future of aviation.

Dr. Suleman is also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UVic whose area of expertise lies in multidisciplinary design optimization and computational and experimental mechanics in aerospace technology. The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office at UVic Libraries is proud to share that seventeen of Dr. Suleman’s publications are available in our open access institutional repository, UVicSpace!

UVic and Bombardier partner on developing lower-emission planes

January 25, 2024 | Vancouver is Awesome via UVic News

A partnership between the Canadian aircraft manufacturing company Bombardier and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR) has resulted in an exciting protype that could help reduce aircraft emissions. The prototype has blended-wing technology, meaning that it faces less in-air resistance and uses less fuel.

Bombardier’s long partnership with the Centre for Aerospace Research has resulted in Vancouver Island becoming a top destination for Canadian aerospace research and development, explains Dr. Mina Hoorfar, Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Victoria. Partnerships with government agencies, international organizations, and local businesses have all been a part of CfAR’s success.

Dr. Hoorfar’s area of expertise lies in the advancement of surface science and microfluidic technologies. If you are interested in learning more from this innovative scholar and leader, the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications encourages you to head to our institutional repository, UVicSpace, where five of Dr. Hoorfar’s publications are freely available.