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Project Description

With traditional computers gradually approaching their limits, the quantum computer promises to deliver a new level of computational power. As an active user of advanced computing solutions, Airbus is at the forefront of a paradigm shift in the computing world exploring how quantum computing could solve key questions for the aerospace industry, and forever alter how aircraft are built and flown.

Airbus is taking a step forward by launching a global competition in quantum computing, challenging experts and enthusiasts in the field to join forces with the company for a Quantum Era in aerospace.

The Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge (AQCC) addresses aerospace flight physics problems developed by company experts. Airbus is providing the quantum computing community with a unique opportunity to test and assess the newly-available computing capabilities to solve some of our most difficult and complex problems, and in doing so, further legitimize and fuel progress of this technology.

The challenge puts forward five distinct flight physics problems with varying degrees of complexity, ranging from a simple mathematical question to a global flight physics problem.
Through the Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge, the company aims to develop strong ties within the quantum community and encourage support in answering key questions facing the aerospace industry.

The challenge launched beginning of 2019 and runs throughout the whole year. It is open to the whole scientific community of experts, researchers, start-ups, academics and will lay the ground for the ultimate shift to a Quantum era in aerospace.

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