19 Feb 2014

March Lecture

Certifying Military Operations

Richard Spencer M.Inst.Phys, C.Phys – Certification Manager, Airbus


20th March 2014

Lecture starts at 18:30
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR
(see map and direction below)


Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. If you are planning to attend the lecture, you are kindly requested to register your attendance here:




How do you certify military operations to both civil and military requirements?  How do you demonstrate safe operation using equipment that is not part of your aeroplane?  Richard will answer these questions in the context of air-to-air refuelling and aerial delivery.  One difference between civil and military is that airlines do not throw their passengers (quickly followed by their luggage) out of the aircraft in flight, although the cabin crew might like to on occasion!  In addition, civil aircraft refuel with their feet firmly on the ground!  How do you overcome these differences?

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TR
Located in the Queen’s Building, (Faculty of Engineering), University of Bristol, University Walk, BS8 1TR.
Enter via the main entrance to the building (see photo below).  Turn right at the Porter’s Lodge and take the stairs to the first floor (wheelchair users may use the lift).  The Pugsley Lecture Theatre is directly in front of you.


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