On the 15th and 16th of October 2013, participants from all over Europe came together in Toulouse, France, to officially launch the TOICA project. All project partners were represented, with the exception of MAYA (Canada). The Project Coordinator, Pierre Arbez of Airbus Operations SAS, gave an overview of the project, including the key objectives and deliverables of the Consortium. The keynote address was given by Patrice Jacquet, Head of Architecture & Integration at Airbus SAS. He emphasised the importance of thermal aspects in aircraft architecture and the expected contributions from TOICA. Each Work package (WP) Leader presented his or her WP objectives, work plan and expected results.
The TOICA Consortium assembled for the Project Kick-off Meeting