# University of Cape Town professor Arnaud Malan and his team use computational fluid dynamics to support Airbus in their aircraft design. This has wide applications and potential to grow the manufacturing industry in South Africa and decarbonise the aviation industry. If passengers find themselves on an aircraft built by Airbus, chances are good that the airplane was designed using software from UCT. The group has been working on computational fluid dynamics and its application in the aerospace industry. Malan says they use applied mathematics and computational modeling to simulate aircraft design.
University of Cape Town professor is leading in the global aviation industry