11th April – Engineering the Airbus A380

It is 12 years since the A380 first took to the skies and 10 years since it entered service with Singapore Airlines. Today there are over 200 in service with 13 of the world’s best airlines.

RAeS Evening Lecture

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The RAeS Boscombe Down Branch invites you to attend the following Evening Lecture
Engineering the Airbus A380 – John Roberts, FRAeS
BOSCOMBE DOWN / 11th April 2017

It is 12 years since the A380 first took to the skies and 10 years since it entered service with Singapore Airlines. Today there are over 200 in service with 13 of the world’s best airlines.

This aircraft has a maximum take-off weight of 572 tonnes and operates on some of the longest routes. She flies daily to over 50 airports transporting hundreds of thousands of people. More than 10% of passengers at London Heathrow will be on one.

The lecture will describe some of the engineering that went into its development and also look at the continued support issues that have occurred since entry into service. The lecture will also discuss some incidents on other aircraft with which the speaker has been involved.

To conclude will be some personal opinions on the future of this fantastic iconic aircraft.

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John Roberts recently retired from the position of Chief Engineer A380 for Airbus UK. His career of over 40 years in the aerospace industry also includes the roles as Chief Engineer A330/340 Airbus UK and VP Engineering for Messier Dowty. Since retiring from full time work he has spent time with a number of organisations both in the UK and overseas.

VENUE
Lecture Hall
MOD Boscombe Down
Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JF
17:00 – Tea and Coffee available
17:15 – Lecture Starts

For further details, contact our lectures secretary James Innes on 01980 664284.

All Welcome You do not need to be a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society to attend!

External members need to declare their intention to attend our lectures by emailing the Member’s secretary (members@BoscombeDownRAeS.org) or by calling Peter Richards on on 01980 662536.

Are you pursuing CEng, IEng or EngTech status? Attendance at our lectures will help you meet your CPD requirements, and certificates of attendance will be provided!

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