In order to better face the challenges and solve the problems in Aeroengine Acoustics and to explore the new mode of collaboration between universities and enterprises, United Innovation Center for Aeroengine Acoustics (UICAA) was founded and its opening ceremony was held on July 27 at Beihang University. It was initiated by Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) Engine Design Institute, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) Shenyang Engine Design Institute and Beihang University.
Li Hongxin, Vice General Manager of AECC, first recognized the contributions made by the four initiators and then expressed hope for the cooperation mode and future development of UICAA. He pointed out that AECC always cooperated closely with Beihang to satisfy China’s major strategic needs. The multilateral cooperation mode of UICAA is the first attempt within AECC, which was expected to realize the resource sharing and system co-construction among different units to facilitate more original results and to achieve the goal of cooperation of industry, university and institute from principle verification, component verification to the whole machine verification. He also noted that UICAA should maintain a high degree of openness and gradually unite the powerful institutions in this field.
Tao Zhi, Vice President of Beihang University, thanked AECC for its support to Beihang University. He said that under the background of dramatic development of aeroengine, to solve the problems in major projects needed help from all walks of life. The establishment of UICAA not only symbolizes the multilateral opening up of Beihang University, but also reflects the important strategic needs to combine science and industry to serve the nation. It is a vital exploration to transform the scientific research achievements into practical applications. Beihang will provide more support for UICAA to integrate advantages, share resources, and promote in-depth cooperation with AECC.
After the ceremony, Prof. Sun Xiaofeng chaired the first UICAA Council. The members had a full discussion on the constitution of UICAA and its follow-up development plan, which laid a foundation for building an open, sharing and inclusive platform for collaborative development.
Reported by Sun Dakun
Photographed by Dong Xu and Qiu Xianghai
Reviewed by Yan Xiaojun
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Zhao Yue