Beluga XL - Oversize Transport for the 21st Century
Veronique Roca, Airbus Beluga XL Technical Director and Chief Engineer
Veronique wil tell us about the Belga XL since its launch in November 2014. With its first flight in July 2018, the aircraft is now in the middle of its flight test campaign.
The 2019/20 Elfyn RIchards Prestige Lecture
Battle of the X-planes : the Competition for the Joint Strike Fighter Programme
Rear Admiral Simon Henley FRAeS, Immediate Past RAeS President
Simon will explain how the programme was conceived and talk through the two widely different concept aircraft. He will then go through the development programme to bring the audience up to date with the current state of the F-35 Lightning II.
Joint Lecture with IMechE
The Fairey Rotodyne
David Gibbins, MBE, FRAeS, Ex Westland Helicopters Chief Flight Engineer
This lecture tells the story of the Rotodyne from its conception through its flight test programme (including route proving) to the disappointment of its cancellation in 1962.
The Heathrow Air Traffic Control System at 99% Capacity
Adam Spink, London Heathrow ATC
An overview of Heathrow ATC and how it copes with the demands of delivering a schedule which is planned to 99.5% capacity. The lecture will include a detailed playback of the BA38 crash and how ATC coped with it.
High Alpha Testing and Flight Safety
Terry Smith, Ex BAE Flight Test
Lessons from 35 years of high incidence flight testing of combat aircraft: Sepecat Jaguar, Panavia Tornado, FBW Jaguar Digital FCS Demonstrator, EAP Demonstrator and Eurofighter Typoon
7.00 pm: 2018/19 Branch AGM
7.30 pm: The North American X-15, the First Manned American Spacecraft
Roger Allton, Loughborough Branch Member.
The story of the X-15, an experimental hypersonic rocket powered aircraft which, in the 1950s, established a series of speed and altitude records.
Joint Lecture with IMechE
June 9 6.30 pm
University Lecture Theatre J104 Edward Herbert Building
Joint Event with the University Dept of Aero & Auto Engineering
Loughborough University MEng Final Year Aircraft Design Projects - short lecture series
This is an annual event in which a series of mini-lectures from groups of final year MEng students will describe the results obtained from their projects.
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Nanosatellites : Enabling Technologies for Novel Mission Architectures
Dr Kate Smith, Lecturer in Aerspace Engineering, University of Manchester
The last 10 years have seen rapid growth in the number of sub-19kg satellites generally classed as nanosatellites. This
talk will review the potential technologies that could enamble new configurations for future large constellations of very small satellites.
Quicksilver : Regaining the World Water Speed Record for Britain
Nigel McKnight, Quicksilver Project Leader
A description of the technical challenges and participation of a large number of talented volunteer engineers in developing a vehicle that will attempt to break the current water speed record with the heaviest and most powerful challenger to date.
Rolls-Royce Electrification Strategy and the All-Electric Demonstrator ACCEL
Metheu Parr, ACCEL Programme Manager, Rolls-Royce plc.
Electrification is an inescapable trend across aerospace markets as we seek cleaner, more sustainable power. The ACCEL project is intended to pioneer this third wave of aviation.
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