Project AFLoNext has been awarded with the ICAS von Kármán Award for International Cooperation in Aeronautics


The main objective of the AFLoNext project was by means of local application of the active flow control technologies to reduce drag, noise and vibration levels and thereby improving aircraft performance and thus reducing the environmental footprint. The consortium of 40 participants from 15 countries was led by Airbus.

VZLU participated in 4 technological streams (project areas):

TS1 Hybrid Laminar Flow Control on wing and fin

TS2 Active Flow Control on outer wing

TS3 Active Flow Control on wing / pylon

TS4 Active Flow Control on wing trailing edges


Interactive project plan can be found here.

The prize will be presented at the ICAS conference in Shanghai, September 2020.