Western Aerospace Centre
The Centre is part of the Aerospace Division of the IMechE, and represents western region industry and academia with interest in the aerospace industry.
The Chairman of the Western Aerospace Centre is Martin Soltau, who can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Honorary Secretary, Pauli Markkanen MEng CEng MIMechE can be reached about anything in connection with the Western Aerospace Centre and its events by emailing email@example.com.
Please get in touch if you would like represent your organisation in industry or academia and would like to join the committee, if you would like further details on any of the events on these pages, or if you would be interested in helping arrange these or other events across the Western Region.
Western Aerospace Centre Prize 2014
A Recognition of Continuing Professional Development
The Western Aerospace Centre annual prize competition encourages Continuing Professional Development for Young Engineers who have previously graduated with a first degree.
Competition entry is currently open, with request for submission of abstracts prior to the new, extended closing date of 28th February 2014. Please find more details, including rules, within the flyer, included here in .pdf format. Please also publicise the event broadly - it is open to members and non-member alike.
The final of this year’s Western Aerospace Centre annual prize competition will take place at the University of Bristol in April or May.
Western Aerospace Centre Prestige Lecture 2013
Where Next for Airbus - Evolution or Revolution?
On the Monday 21st October at the University of Bristol, Neil Scott (UK Engineering Director for Airbus) discussed the future possibilities in the civil airline world.
Neil Scott is currently Vice President Engineering for Airbus in the UK as well as Head of Landing Gear Engineering for Airbus. Neil has previously been the UK Chief engineer on the A320 Programme, UK Chief Engineer on the A330/A340 Programme, Programme Director for the A340-600 Wing, Programme Director for the A380 Landing Gear, and Aircraft Programme Director for the definition phase of the A350 which has recently achieved its first flight.
Airbus has been developing innovative and market winning aircraft on a regular basis. Since the early 1980’s with the first fly-by-wire aircraft the A320, Airbus have produced a new model or a major version change aircraft every 2 to 3 years on average. The commercial aircraft market remains buoyant, but the world is changing and the next all new aircraft has to be a real game-changer to meet the modern demands of the environment, fuel burn, noise, reliability, cost and of course safety and customer comfort. In this lecture Neil looked at previous successes, the challenges going forward and possible solutions for air travel in the years to come.
Flyer include in .pdf form.
We are pleased to include the slides from Neil's lecture.
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