17 May 2014

June Lecture

Our Path to Electrical Flight

Dr. Peter Jaenker – Senior Expert for Electrical Engineering and Head of Hybrid
Power – Airbus Group Innovation Works

Did you know that a fully electrical hybrid aircraft is already flying today? This
lightweight prototype is paving the way towards the first fully electrical helicopter
and the first fully electrical passenger aircraft.

Are batteries capable of generating the required power for take-off? How do you
ensure these are topped up in flight? What are the challenges and limitations?
Is this the future in a world of limited oil? Find out here.

Time / Venue

6.30pm – 12th June 2014
Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre
589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
For enquiries contact Alessandra Badino
(0751 529 7787, alessandra.badino@airbus.com )

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2 May 2014

May Lecture


Metallic Technologies for the Next Generation Airframe

Dr Adam Pitman, Airbus

14th May 2014
Lecture starts at 7:30pm  
(The talk will be preceded by the WEMMA AGM, which starts at 7.15pm)

Conference Room, Ground Floor, Pegasus House, 
Airbus Filton, Gloucester Road North 
Members and non-members are welcome. The talk will be followed by a discussion.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED as the meeting is on a secure site.
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In recent years generic Metallic Technologies R&T within Airbus have been somewhat in the shadow of the maturity progress by our Composite colleagues. But, with a record backlog of orders (and a corresponding high percentage of metallic structure to deliver), what are the current drivers, opportunities and challenges that could catapult Metallic Technologies back ‘into the light’? This presentation will explore the picture from an enabling technologies viewpoint in the short, mid and long term timeframes of programme development.