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The IET Aerospace Network  committee are looking for members to join their Executive and Young Professional teams to help communicate the latest developments and insights (across commercial, industrial and military applications) through the online community, events, and content generation. How can you benefit? Team members benefit from: ... read more...
Posted by Aaron Thiele on IET Aerospace Network Sep 14, 2017 12:20 pm BST
Earlier in July, some of the Aerospace TPN volunteers linked up with colleagues in the IET Swindon Local Network who host a stand each year at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.  In addition to the IET volunteers there was also support on the stand from a number of partner organisations i.e.  Defence Science & Technology Laboratory ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Aug 2, 2017 5:38 pm BST
During the past few months the Aerospace TPN have taken advantage of the warmer weather to organise some technical visits.  Bob Darby one of our volunteers organise a couple of visits the first one in May to Farnborough Air Sciences Trust  and the National Air Library, with the second one in June to the TAG Airfield . Bob has written a couple of blogs which ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Jun 27, 2017 10:12 am BST
The Aerospace Network are supporting the above event which is being held at the Shuttleworth Collection, Biggleswade on Friday, 23 June 2017 from 4pm – 7pm.  The focus of the evening which is part of the International Women in Engineering Day is an activity driven careers event to encourage/engage year 9-13 students with a mix of exhibitors and ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Jun 13, 2017 4:10 pm BST
Tuesday 6th June started very wet following torrential rain the night before. I wouldn’t have blamed anyone for opting out of travelling to Farnborough Airport for this very interesting and informative visit organised by the Aerospace Network.  TAG stands for “Techniques Avant Garde”. The Wikipedia entry indicates the range of ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Jun 13, 2017 2:54 pm BST
Trenchard House is an unassuming building on the main road from Aldershot to Farnborough.  The only unusual thing about it is that several aircraft are parked in the grounds - although in Farnborough, that isn’t totally surprising.  The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) is there, in the oldest aeronautical building in the world.  In 1906, it was a ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Jun 2, 2017 4:19 pm BST
The Aerospace TPN is planning to link up again with the Swindon Network in relation to RIAT 2017  at RAF Fairford.   The joint stand has several interactive activities to promote STEM subjects to the complete age range from 5 to 19 and provide advice and guidance to other interested people and groups as well, on the Aerospace TPN, careers in ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network May 11, 2017 3:56 pm BST
Now that the Vulcan Bomber is in storage along with the Canberra and Swift aircraft at Doncaster Sheffield airport until such time as a new hangar is built to house the aircraft, I thought I'd share this video with community members.  Hopefully if developments go to plan it could be the end of the year when the new hangar is ready.   See here for more details ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Mar 17, 2017 12:24 pm GMT
Advancing into 2017, I can’t believe a month has gone already.  2016 was a good year for the Aerospace Network,  we started the year off  with an  All Electric Aircraft Seminar .  This attracted academics and industrialists working in this emerging hot topic area. Following on from the conference we produced this Technical Insight . In April we linked ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Feb 10, 2017 12:09 pm GMT
A short while ago I attended a seminar organised by the Aerospace Network on the issues of  ‘Addressing Ageing Aircraft Sustainment’ . There were a good number of delegates at the event, who had the opportunity to hear from several different speakers on the various challenges around this topic and how they were addressing them.   The keynote speaker was ... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Aerospace Network Jan 31, 2017 11:24 am GMT

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