Barnwell Lecture: The Airbus A380 – The First Five Years in Service

Presented by John Roberts Chief Engineer A380 – Airbus Operations Ltd.

Time: 6.00pm – Thursday 6 June 2013 (Refreshments at 5.30pm) 
Venue: Room 2D67, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

Note: Attendance registration for the lecture is required and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Attendance is free for RAeS members and non-members.

The A380 has been in passenger service for over five years with over 100 aircraft in daily operation around the world. This talk describes the journey so far in getting the world’s largest civil passenger aircraft into service and some of the issues that have been faced along the way. Our speaker is John Roberts, who is the Chief Engineer A380 for Airbus in the UK and a member of the UKTI Advanced Engineering Strategy Board. In this role he is responsible for the technical activity carried out on the wing, landing gear and fuel management system. 

Lecture Venue Information

  • Refreshments will be available at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start 
  • Parking will be available onsite 
  • Please make your way to D Block, Room 2D67, Glendinning Lecture Theatre

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