Metallic Technologies for the Next Generation Airframe

Dr Adam Pitman, Airbus

14th May 2014
Lecture starts at 7:30pm (The talk will be preceded by the WEMMA AGM, which starts at 7.15pm)

Conference Room, Ground Floor, Pegasus House, 
Airbus Filton, Gloucester Road North 
Members and non-members are welcome. The talk will be followed by a discussion.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED as the meeting is on a secure site.

In recent years generic Metallic Technologies R&T within Airbus have been somewhat in the shadow of the maturity progress by our Composite colleagues. But, with a record backlog of orders (and a corresponding high percentage of metallic structure to deliver), what are the current drivers, opportunities and challenges that could catapult Metallic Technologies back ‘into the light’? This presentation will explore the picture from an enabling technologies viewpoint in the short, mid and long term timeframes of programme development.

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