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Discover about the PACE Contest
The PACE Contest is a challenge in which Teams composed of university students confront each other on the preliminary design of an aircraft that better fulfils the requirements defined in the PACE Contest Design Topic.
This preliminary design shall be carried out by Teams using PACELAB APD, the aircraft multi-disciplinary Analysis and Optimisation tool developed by PACE Aerospace & IT and used by the design organisations of the most relevant aircraft OEMs around the world.
PACE Aerospace & IT, a leading aerospace engineering software development company, values innovation, quality and passion in aviation. For more than 20 years, the company has promoted these values around the world at exhibitions, conferences and corporate events.
PACE has also promoted these values at universities, research institutes and government institutions. These promotional activities have been centred around the unique capabilities of the company’s software solutions, which include aircraft preliminary design, aircraft interior configuration, flight profile optimization, and extended reality training.
Through these activities, PACE has realized that the future software developers and aerospace engineers of the world are a great source of inspiration not only for the company, but for the rest of the industry as well as the world. PACE would like to facilitate the empowerment of these future innovators by providing them with a stage upon which they can showcase their skills, talents, and dedication to the values they share with the company.
To that end, PACE has created the Future Innovators Awards program, and is proud to herein announce the 2023 PACE Future Innovators Awards in Aircraft Preliminary Design, organized in collaboration with EUROAVIA – the European Association of Aerospace Students.
2023 PACE Future Innovators Awards in Aircraft Preliminary Design (hereinafter PACE Contest) is a competition in which Teams composed of university students confront each other on the preliminary design of an aircraft that better fulfils the requirements defined in the PACE Contest Design Topic.
Such preliminary design (the Design Project) shall be carried out by Teams using PACELAB APD, the aircraft multi-disciplinary Analysis and Optimization tool developed by PACE Aerospace & IT and used by the design organizations of the most relevant aircraft OEMs and research centres around the world.
A fully featured PACELAB APD software suite will be made available to every team member for the whole duration of the contest.