Aero Engineering Forum

Advanced Engineering 2018


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Supported by ADS, NATEP, and all regional associations, Aero Engineering additionally brings some of the latest innovations and case studies to the show floor in the on the show floor conference programme.

Please note, as with all live events, the conference programme is subject to change.

We’re continuously confirming new speakers, so you can plan your day more effectively, check back next week for the most up-to-date programme





10:30 - 11:00


Aerospace 4.0: Adoption of Digital Capabilities in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS Group

Big Data for the Aerospace Supply Chain, hosted by Sameer Savani

11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:30

11:30 - 11:45


Session TBC

Richard Fernandes, ATOS & Chair of ADS Digital Manufacturing Group


Making Distributed Ledge Technology Work for Your Business

Christian Beck, Digital Catapult


Big Data Can Be Tricky – So What Should I Do?

Peter Maloney, Chief Strategy Officer, Inaventure


12:00 - 12:30


Aerospace Composites Technology Roadmapping

Ed Andrews, Technologist, Aerospace Technology Institute

Composites supply chain for aerospace, chaired by, Neil Calder

12:30 - 12:45

12:45 - 13:00


Spoiler wing component of the Airbus A320

Graeme Ralph, Principle Manufacturing Research and Development Engineer, Spirit Aerosystems


From Filler to Flight – The Supply Chain of Nanomaterials in Aerospace

Stuart Sykes, Haydale

Session title TBC

13:30 - 14:00

13:45 - 14:00


It Is Rocket Science! – UK Space Engineering for the New Space Economy

Speaker TBC


Why it's important to improve the public engagement in Space

Christopher Isaac. Operations Director, Festival for Engineering and Manufacturing 2018

The IET: The Institution of Engineering and Technology

14:30 - 15:00


Drone Operations to Support Engineering

Speaker TBC

Additive Manufacturing

15:20 - 15:35

15:35 - 15:40

15:40 - 15:55


Design, Validation and Certification of Business Jet and VIP Interior Components Utilising Polymeric Additive Manufacturing

Brett Peterson, Senior Lecturer, Metrology, Bristol Aero


Surface Finish Measurement on Additive Surfaces

Daniel Steinkellner, Alicona


Additive Manufacturing - Applications in Aerospace

Nour Eid, ATI


Session title TBC

10:00 - 10:15



AS9145 APQP and PPAP : Delivering effective New Product Introduction and Competitive Advantage

Andy Spence, General Manager - Aerospace, SMMT Industry Forum Limited


11:30 - 11:45


The North West Pilot of the SC21 Competitive & Growth Programme

David Bailey, NWAA


12:00 - 12:30

Prospero Graphene in Aerospace

Billy Beggs, Engineering Innovation Manager, UCLAN


12:30 - 13:00


Aerospace Composites Technology Roadmapping

Ed Andrews, Technologist, Aerospace Technology Institute

Composites in Aerospace hosted by, Craig Carr, GKN Aerospace

13:00 - 13-15

13:15 - 13:30

13:30 - 13:45

13:45 - 14:00


Application of new technologies in the rapid design, manufacturing and support of advanced and highly engineered composite components

Mr Chris Botting C.Eng FIMMM, Materials, Processes and Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Marshal Aerospace and Defence Group


Fast process composites for aerospace interiors

Mike Orange, Cecence

Nanocarbon Enhancement for Aerospace Solutions - Electrically Conductive Polymers

Adam Joesbury, Project Engineer, Haydale

Aluminium Matrix Composites: Enhancing the capabilities of the world’s most demanding products

Richard Thompson, Commercial Director, Alvant Ltd

Aircraft of the future

14:00 - 14:15

14:15 - 14:30

14:30 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:00


Electrification, Power density – what the future could look like

Integral Powertrain


Friction Stir Channeling

Joao Gandra, Senior Project Leader, TWI


Discussion of the design challenges of a helium circulator for a R&D hypersonic engine

Frazer-Nash Consultancy


Tethered Drones Generating kW-MW: Airborne Wind Energy

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

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