Collar Named Lecture: AlbatrossONE, Semi-Aeroelastic Hinge small scale flying demonstrator

by Tom Wilson - Airbus UK AlbatrossONE first took to the skies in early 2019 to show the feasibility of flying an aircraft with freely flapping wing tips, the fundamental feature of the “Semi Aeroelastic Hinge” technology. This presentation will overview the principles behind the technology, summarise the need for the AlbatrossONE small scale flying … Continue reading Collar Named Lecture: AlbatrossONE, Semi-Aeroelastic Hinge small scale flying demonstrator

Collar RAeS Named Lecture: Engineering the Future

Designing Products to Address 21st Century Challenges by Martin Aston -   Airbus There are many challenges facing today’s (and future) engineers, including the environment, clean water, clean energy, cyber security, etc. and there a wide range of technologies available to achieve these difficult goals. This talk will focus on the challenge of designing future products, using the … Continue reading Collar RAeS Named Lecture: Engineering the Future

Revolutionising Spaceflight Using Only Proven Technology

by David Ashford, Founder and Director of Bristol Spaceplanes Limited This lecture describes a launch vehicle development roadmap that uses only proven technology and that could lead to a thousand-fold reduction in the cost of sending people to orbit within about 15 years.   This would clearly revolutionise spaceflight and create a new space age.   The roadmap involves … Continue reading Revolutionising Spaceflight Using Only Proven Technology

Electrifying Flight – From Concept to Reality

By a representative from E-Fan X Team How will Airbus continue to innovate and revolutionise the aircraft industry in the future, where a step change in technologies such as electric motors and batteries is required to realise sustainable flight? The E-Fan X team are taking challenging steps today to understand the barriers to electric flight … Continue reading Electrifying Flight – From Concept to Reality

Electric Commercial Aircraft: A practical approach

By Alan Prichard, FRAeS The Ecoliner is an electric commercial aircraft currently under development. This lecture will present the path that led to developing a practical 9 PAX, and 19 PAX, electric aircraft, its concept and design, and its build, fabrication, power, and certification plan. Alan will also present its suitability for electric hybrid power … Continue reading Electric Commercial Aircraft: A practical approach