September and October events

Three events for your calendar – see details and registration below.

  • 16th September:
    Future Trends in Certification of Advanced Technology Structures
  • 17th September:
    Development of High Performance CRES Steels for Landing Gear Application
  • 6th October:
    Transatlantic Adventure

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Future Trends in Certification of Advanced Technology Structures

 16th September 2015

National Composites Centre, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FS

How are manufacturers modifying their processes in order to produce new products in a shorter timescale and at a lower cost? How are certification authorities changing their requirements to meet the new technologies and reduced timescales?
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Structures and Materials Specialist Group is hosting a conference on the certification of aerospace structures. Specifically it will focus on possible changes in the processes employed to certify aircraft structures as viewed by both certification authorities and platform/engine constructors.
See more and register at aerosociety.com
Note: Registration for all delegates will close at 5pm on Friday 4 September 2015.

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Development of High Performance CRES Steels
for Landing Gear Application

Alan Shepherd, Team Leader for Landing Gear Research and Technology, Airbus

17th September 2015

6.30pm – Concorde Room, BAWA, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG

This is a joint event with the IOM3’s West of England Metals and Materials Association (WEMMA). The talk will present work carried out on the CREST project. This project investigates the use of corrosion-resisting steels in place of low alloy carbon steels for use in landing gear application. CREST specifically targets maturing Carpenter Custom®465 in application to forged landing gear main structural components. This is a multi-partner, UK Government supported project to develop an A320 main landing gear in CRES materials.

Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. 

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Transatlantic Adventure

Eddie McCallum, Microlight Pilot

6th October 2015

7.30pm until 9pm – Room 1, BAWA, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG

This is a joint event with the The Light Aircraft Association Bristol Strut and the Bristol Aero Club. 
Last year Eddie flew solo in his single engine microlight Flight Design CTSW aircraft from Northumberland to Oshkosh, Wisconsin – and back, for which he was a winner of the Royal Aero Club’s Norton Griffiths Trophy. He will describe the challenges of weather and temperature in an aircraft equipped only for day visual flight, and will touch on relevant history and geography as well. With this flight, Eddie has raised over £15000 for UNICEF, and attendees are encouraged to contribute £5 per head to this cause; collection boxes will be available.  

Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. 

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