Successful ground testing for all-electric race plane Researchers at the University of Nottingham have tested an electrified racing aeroplane that could establish the viability of faster and more efficient electric flight. The research project, which began in 2018, aims to demonstrate the concept of electric-powered plane racing; pushing the limits of electric propulsion to increase […]
The Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre was attended by the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Chief Executives of the HVMC and NCC. A great attendance from aerospace companies including Spirit and supply chain companies such as Denroy Plastics and Nacelles Systems Consultancy among others helped celebrate the relaunch of Northern Ireland […]
Innovate UK, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, invites applications for strands 1 and 2 of the future flight challenge. This supports projects that will develop and demonstrate integrated aviation systems and new vehicle technologies that enable the introduction of new classes of electric or autonomous air vehicles. These could include drones or unmanned aircraft […]
Event – Online 24 Aug 2021 09:30:AM The Organiser ATI & ADS Scotland More Info
Chris Gear – FlyZero Project Director Over the past six months the FlyZero team, made up of experts from across UK aerospace and beyond, have been thoroughly investigating the technologies which have the potential to propel the next generation of aircraft into our skies. After assessing a range of options, we’re focusing our energy on […]
3rd August 11.00 – 12.30 You’re invited to attend the Future Flight Challenge Ambition event where the team at Innovate UK will set out the ambition for Phase III of the competition. The Future Flight Challenge (FFC) is a £125m government investment delivered by UKRI to advance the next generation of aviation solutions. Phase III of […]
2pm on Tuesday 27th July In this one hour session, supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council, the Future Flight team will take you through: What the Future Flight […]
Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates for a University Lectureship in Propulsion and Power. The successful candidate will be based at the Whittle Laboratory in West Cambridge. The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 August 2021 Application details
The University of Nottingham has been awarded £7.6 million towards the development of the £16.8 million test and validation facility for aerospace electric and hybrid propulsion systems. The new award will see the commissioning of 10 new fully instrumented test cells able to validate a range of MW-class motor and generator drivetrains to cover aircraft […]
Numerical and experimental studies at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Airbus, have considered the effect of floating folding wingtips on aircraft rolling behaviour.
The development of more electric aircraft (MEA) components and systems is a major area of research to help achieve carbon, nitrogen oxide and noise reduction targets.
Queen’s University Belfast is currently working on MACANTA, an EPSRC project that has resulted in fully-tailorable energy-efficient heating, which can be used as a de-icing device.
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