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DIMES tests innovative monitoring system for next-gen aircraft

08 June 2020

A prototype measurement system for monitoring the condition of aircraft structures has been installed in a full-scale test rig at EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) in Duebendorf, outside Zurich, under Clean Sky 2’s DIMES project. The test rig consists a section of an A320 wing which was delivered to the laboratories of EMPA by Airbus, the Topic Manager for DIMES. The specimen was installed in the test-bench by early November 2019, with the first results from the integrated measurement system coming in early 2020.

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