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