29 Apr 2013

Barnwell Lecture

Registration Update - 18th May 
The lecture registration has been temporarily closed due to high demand. We are in the process of confirming seat availability and will re-open registration as soon as possible. Please visit again in a few days. (If you have already registered for the lecture you will shortly receive an email asking you to confirm attendance.)

The Airbus A380 
The First Five Years in Service 

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

6.00pm - Thursday 6 June 2013 
(Refreshments at 5.30pm) 

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 - please use the Lecture Attendance Form (link below) to register. 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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3 Apr 2013

Registration for April lecture now open – Register fast!

Thursday 11th April 2013 - 6.30pm, The Concorde Room, BAWA

Growth of the Rotorcraft Market. Past, Present and Future.  

Jim Gilhooly, Head of Market Research, AgustaWestland

The RAeS Bristol lectures welcome all interested members and non-members for this event. Reservations are not required (except for the Barnwell Lecture & Dinner) but attendance indication is encouraged using the Lecture Attendance Form below

The helicopter has been described as a machine hell-bent on shaking itself to pieces. This challenge has been firmly grasped by successive generations of aerospace professionals to the point where the helicopter is now an essential, if not indispensible, asset in key global markets, be it in the civil or defence sectors. The purpose of this lecture is to describe the growth of the rotorcraft market, comparing it to the fixed wing sector, looking at what drives it now and what will drive it in the future and how AgustaWestland hopes to play a central role in this success. The RAeS Bristol Branch looks forward to welcoming you to our April lecture.