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Information Systems and Management


Take a closer look at the technological platforms used at the aeronautical unit of the Carnot institutes: try our guide!

The Aircar and Onera branches of the Carnot institutes provide SME and intermediate-sized companies in the aeronautical industry with a guide to how to access their technological platforms.

The new guide, "Les plateformes technologiques de la filière aéronautique des Instituts Carnot" (Technological platforms used at the aeronautical unit of the Carnot institutes) prepared by the eight Carnot institutes involved in Aircar (Cetim, Ingénierie@Lyon, M.I.N.E.S, Arts, Ifpen-Transports Energie, Mica, CEA Leti, ESP) and its pilot program, Onera, aims to allow SME and intermediate-sized companies to rapidly access the expertise and test resources of 50 renowned technological platforms in the aeronautical sector! 

Four key topics

This guide lists the technological platforms according to their technical pertinence in terms of aeronautical issues, the services proposed (R&D, prototypes, characterisation, production, training services, etc.) and compatibility with the budgets of small businesses, SME and intermediate-sized companies. The guide is broken down into four topics to make it easier to find the right expertise and laboratory resources. The first topic covers materials (composites, functional textiles, surface tribology, etc.) and processes (additive manufacturing, machining processes, industrial robotics, etc.). The second topic focuses on hybrid and electrical components and systems, and lists the platforms able to cover the design and characterisation of electric motors or power storage, to give just a couple of examples. The third topic relates to embedded systems, such as radio communications systems and anti-theft protection for embedded systems. Finally, the last chapter of the guide focuses on "drones and new associated services": free flight, vibrations and aeroelasticity, and acoustic imaging.

An interactive version of the guide " Les plateformes technologiques de la filière aéronautique des Instituts Carnot" (Technological platforms used at the aeronautical unit of the Carnot institutes) is available from the following website: A printed version can also be obtained from Aircar on request.

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With the Information System, every actor of a project can be internally interconnected. This system supports the firm's activity and set up skills and knowledge, which thus can be easily accessed and used. On a technological level, a codesign of objects compels all suppliers to be implied in the creation of a usually virtual prototype before it is actually manufactured. Concerning management, it deals with defining or redefining firm strategy and improving its performances.
This technological orientation includes projects relating to knowledge and skill management, industrial performance and extended enterprise management.

Hot topics

To help the mechanical engineering industry to anticipate and make the best strategic choices, Cetim, with support from its partners, has identified 53 technologies which are considered as priorities for the mechanical engineering sector for 2020.

  1. Traceability
  2. Management of corporate strategic information
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