The Agence d'innovation de la Défense (AID) recently launched a call for projects in the aviation MOC sector. It targets: "the improvement in non-destructive testing techniques for aircraft", via total or partial automation of certain tasks, in order to reduce maintenance time and the number of dedicated personnel for preventive or post-incident inspection operations. Lasting twelve months, the call for projects will have a 400 000 Euro budget intended to finance "one or more interesting research and development projects". The call for projects comes after the aviation MOC transformation plan (...)
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