France, Japan sign new agreement on industrial partnerships © Airbus

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France, Japan sign new agreement on industrial partnerships

A new chapter of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Civil Aeronautical Industry has been signed between the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan (METI) and the French Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGAC).  

The agreement was signed today in Tokyo between Toshihide Kasutani, Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau of METI, and Thierry Dana, French Ambassador to Japan.

The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation between Airbus and Japanese industry. An Airbus-Japan Ad Hoc Civil Aeronautical Industry Working Group will be established, and it will meet on a regular basis to discuss technology fields that could be considered for cooperation between Airbus and Japan. These include materials, aircraft systems and equipment, or manufacturing technologies for the development of future Airbus aircraft.  

METI and the Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) have been working together to enhance cooperation and partnerships between Japan and France since 2013.

In Japan, Airbus also benefits from research and technology cooperation, including the development of structural health monitoring technology with Japan’s Research and Development Institute for Metal and Composites for Future Industries (RIMCOF), as well as composite research with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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