The ICE GENESIS project is being carried out by a consortium (led by AIRBUS OPERATION SAS) made up of 36 EU and non-EU partners from 10 countries (France, Austria, Italy, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and Japan).

Each ICE GENESIS partner offers the multi-disciplinary expertise which is required in order to impact the aeronautical sector and to provide the expertise needed to meet the expectations from the participants, the industry and the European Commission.


AIIS was founded as a research and technology spin-off from the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM in Graz. AIIS is a non-profit research institute and has four employees who are working in the field of aircraft icing. As a R&T spin-off from FH JOANNEUM, there is a strong cooperation with the university what ensures an academic orientation of the institute. Additionally, there is also an extensive cooperation with RTA on a research and development level.The institute is investigating 3D-scanning and 3D-printing technologies especially in the field of aircraft icing. An actual research area is the accurate and efficient documentation of complex ice structures on different objects, which are generated in icing wind tunnels (2D or 3D wings, engine inlets, …). Using own developed post processing tools allows to extract a lot of information out of the generated 3D-data (ice thickness, 2D-contours, volume, …). AIIS is a specialist for special solutions of 3D-scanning and 3D-printing systems.

Role in the project

In WP3, AIIS will review the test plan and the test matrix according to performing 3D-scans.
In WP4, AIIS will design and develop a 3D-scanning technique/method which can be used in the involved IWT and for the different test specimen.
In WP8, the performed icing tests at CIRA, CU and MINDEF are documented and the results are post processed and evaluated.AIIS will set up a searchable and extendible validation database for code developers. The database is filled with legacy data and comprehensive data to offer a central access point for icing code validations.