Industry leaders join showcase of aerospace research and technology

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15 Nov 2016 11:40:46.037

UK and European aerospace research and technology leaders will discuss the technological innovations and skills needed to drive the sector forward at The University of Nottingham later this month.

The Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) Annual Showcase 2016 takes place on Friday 25 November at the Jubilee Conference Centre.  

The theme of the Showcase is ‘Delivering Innovation and Skills’ and it will highlight how the IAT is working with its partners across industry, academia and government to address the technical challenges facing the aerospace industry, including use of electric power for taxiing of aircraft and measures for reducing aircraft noise.

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Director of the IAT, Professor Hervé Morvan, said “Our 350-strong team of leading researchers is delivering world-class, multi-disciplinary research and is driving the development of cutting-edge technology that will radically improve all aspects of air transport. To do so, the University and its partners continue to invest in their capability, for example, in advanced propulsion and in aerospace manufacturing.”

The IAT plays a key role in major Government-funded aerospace programmes, supported by European investment and working with global aerospace leaders, conducting technology and knowledge transfer activities to help secure the UK’s position as a global leader in the aerospace sector.

The programme of distinguished speakers includes Dr Michael Klingsporn of Rolls Royce Deutschland, Dr Alexander Peiffer of Airbus Innovations Group, Sylvain Jaber and Clement Bouquet of Safran Landing Gear, and Professor Seamus Garvey of the University of Nottingham.

Attendees will include research and technology professionals from the aerospace industry, leaders of aerospace policy in the public sector and directors of aerospace companies.

The IAT will also be offering tours of its laboratories and demonstrations of a range of new cutting edge developments at the University, including a tour of its unique Gas Turbine and Transmissions Centre and the Aerospace Technology Centre.

The IAT Annual showcase is geared towards:

  • Directors of aerospace and related companies (local, national and international)
  • Leaders of aerospace policy in the public sector
  • R&T professionals from the aerospace industry
  • Distinguished aerospace researchers

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK for research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

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