Successful Manned Test Flights of Active Turbulence Load Suppression

The research project SmartWings successfully demonstrated the objective to reduce vertical loads by more than 60% during actual manned test flight in atmospheric turbulence. The newspaper Kleine Zeitung published the article “Durchbruch in Forschung: In Kärnten wurde Luftfahrt-Geschichte geschrieben” on 22.11.2021, where the technology is explained in further detail by Prof. Georg Schitter and Andras Galffy.

The research partners ACIN – Advanced Mechatronics Systems and Turbulence Solutions GmbH are looking forward to further joint research projects following the vision to make flights turbulence-free.

Further scientific details on this FFG funded project are available here.