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Our Special Friday guest!
The volunteers from the IET Aerospace and Satellite Technical Professional Networks were pleased to be invited by the IET Swindon Local Network to join them on their stand once again, which was one of the largest in the Techno Zone this year. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Aug 15, 2019 1:03 pm BST
Hybrid Aircraft Engines
The Editors of an IET book on the above topic are calling for additional authors who would like to contribute to this publication. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network May 30, 2019 5:18 pm BST
Ray Smith
Having spent three years as the IET Aerospace Technical Professional Network (TPN) Vice-Chairman I am delighted to finally step into the shoes so ably filled by David Lindley since 2016. I should, at this point, take the opportunity to thank him for all his efforts and the support he has provided to the IET Aerospace Community over the last 3 years and also to welcome his continued involvement as Deputy Chairman, pending the identification of my own eventual successor. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network May 20, 2019 1:45 pm BST
HAPS preparing for flight
“All air vehicles are limited by physics, some by imagination, all others by fuel”.  So said Chris Kelleher, inventor of Zephyr, the solar electric stratospheric unmanned aircraft that provides the airborne platform for the Airbus version of HAPS. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Oct 9, 2018 2:56 pm BST
Red Arrows
Back in July, together with some of the Aerospace Technical Professional Network volunteers I helped out on the IET stand at the RAF Tattoo at Fairford.   read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Aug 23, 2018 1:48 pm BST
Jonathan Watson- Aerospace TPN volunteer
I spoke at the Society of Concurrent Product Development Annual Conference : Dream Big, Innovating in Our World.   The conference was 1.5 days of presentations and talks, followed by an afternoon spent at the 3M Innovation Centre.   About 100 people attended the main conference, there was a diverse audience from large companies, 3M, Kuhne and Nagel, ... read more...
Posted by Jonathan Watson on IET Aerospace Network Jul 25, 2018 3:52 pm BST
AAIB at Farnborough
Catch up with a review of the recent Aerospace TPN visit to the Air Accident Investigation Branch at Farnborough. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Jun 15, 2018 11:25 am BST
Dream Big : Innovating in our World
The 17th Annual Conference of the Society of Concurrent Product Development, Dream Big : Innovating in Our World is running at the Science Museum of Minnesota on the 14th and 15th June 2018.  I am attending to represent the IET Aerospace TPN and also to promote stronger links with our North American colleagues. The Society and the Conference focuses on ... read more...
Posted by Jonathan Watson on IET Aerospace Network May 30, 2018 1:24 pm BST
Following on from our second seminar on ‘Sustaining Airworthiness in Ageing Aircraft’ which was joint with MOD Abbeywood in Bristol, the Aerospace Network have now produced this  tech bite on the subject. They’d also like to thank Giles Huby, Managing Director, Copernicus Technology, Professor Steve Reed, Technical Fellow at DSTL and Jeff Jones, ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network May 1, 2018 3:26 pm BST
Tornado Bomber
Last year the Aerospace Network held a seminar on ‘Ageing Aircraft’ in London and, during the event, it was realised that the majority of those who would benefit the most from this type of event were based in the South-West.  The Network therefore decided to organise a second, more technically-focused, event, which was held at MOD Abbey Wood on 18 ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Nov 15, 2017 3:54 pm GMT

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