BackUniversity of Toronto - Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation
c/o Rosanna McGregor
4925 Dufferin Street
Phone: (416) 667-7700
Assets And Services
The CRSA brings together technical specialists in key areas for designing airplanes: aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, aeroacoustics and control. To this team are added experts in atmospheric physics, biofuels, life cycle assessment and aviation policy. This generates a unique opportunity for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching. The CRSA takes advantage of the technical and professional expertise within UTIAS, its partner institutions, and industry. UTIAS has joined with global leaders in academia including Universite de Sherbrooke, Stanford University, University of Michigan, Imperial College, Cranfield College of Aeronautics, University of Cambridge. Because of the necessary close cooperation between universities and industry, the CRSA also works directly with the largest employers for aeronautical engineers and researchers in Canada, Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney.
Research aimed at enhancing aircraft and spacecraft performance by combining complex structural and functional elements in an optimal configuration. Fibre composite materials are key components of this research, because it is possible to exploit the geometric complexity inherent in composites to achieve additional functional capabilities.