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Planes, trains and automobiles:
Experiences in human factors in transport.

26th February 2024

Venue

Fareham College - CEMAST

Lee-on-the-Solent

PO13 9FU

 

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15:00 - Doors open

15:30 - Lecture starts

Mark Young, 
Professor of Human Factors, University of Southampton

 

This lecture will give an introduction to the varied applications of human factors across transportation contexts. Drawing on experience in aviation, rail and automotive, the speaker will describe case studies from all three modes illustrating how human factors can improve safety, efficiency and satisfaction, as well as helping us to understand what happened when things have gone wrong. Examples from accident investigations will be used to show how the human factors involved are not just about the last person who touched it, but go much deeper into the system.

19th October 2023

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Venue:  Portsmouth University
Room PO1.74, Portland Building
#2 on the campus map

PO1 3AH

Access Guide

What F-35 can teach us about global software delivery for impact

Dr Kate Gill FRAeS

Systems Engineering is a diverse field both in terms of approaches but also in impact and exploitation.

Working across 12 political systems, with over 700 aircraft operational worldwide, the F35 is a 5th Generation military aircraft which delivers impact through data.

 

Keeping all the software intensive systems flying, through obsolescence, repair, new technology and upgrade is a configuration and logistical challenge.

 

In late 2019, the US F35 Joint Project Office embraced agile software delivery to reduce software cycle times from 18 months to 6 weeks.

 

This is the story of that time.

18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

24th May 2023

The People’s Mosquito – Returning a UK-built Mosquito to our Skies.

Speaker:
Alan Pickford

Director of Finance & TPM Club Chairman

© The People's Mosquito 2023.

The presentation covers a brief history and details. Of construction of the de Havilland Mosquito before going on to describe the formation of The People’s Mosquito, our plan is to return a UK-built Mosquito to our skies and the latest status of the project. 

DATE: 13th October 2022

Warren East CBE
CEO Rolls Royce PLC

Warren will share some of his experience as CEO, both at ARM and Rolls-Royce. He will talk about the imminent challenge (opportunity!) of the transition to Net Zero for Rolls-Royce and conclude with some reflections on his journey as a leader of transformational technology companies.

3rd May 2023

YPC Hackathon Competition

We’re proud to present this year’s Hackathon competition! Join us for the afternoon as you take on a space-themed coding challenge! The winning team will get a prize and all contestants will get some free pizza!

 

The event will be held from 5 pm in Building 25/1007 (Computer Workstation) and last around 2 hours. It will feature 3 challenges, as well a short presentation at the end!

 

You may bring your own computer or use the ones present in the room (they may require setting up). SIGN UP as a team or individually to be assigned one.

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5th December 2022

Careers Workshop - Young Person's Committee

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Join us for a careers themed workshop consisting of three 20 min talks about how hiring works in the aerospace industry and what to expect when applying.

 

We’re happy to receive:

· Nicholas Davies - RAeS Careers

 “How to Make an Ideal CV”

· Andy Gardner - Careers Consultant, FEPS, 37 years’ experience  as a careers adviser, writer and lecturer.

“Tackling the Aero and Astro Labour Market”

· Matthew Hastings - University of Southampton Aero/Astro Graduate

“Applications, Interviews and Assessment Days”

 

This event will be held in Room 07/ 3037 at the University of Southampton.

Guarantee your spot by signing up!

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18:00 - Event starts

Venue: Building 07 / 3027

24th November 2022

An Overview of Airbus in the UK

Jeremy Greaves
Vice President, UK Corporate Affairs & Strategy

Jeremy will dispelling the myth that Airbus is just wings and civil aircraft in the UK.  They are  so much more and they are recruiting!

© Airbus 2022 – All rights reserved.

Venue:
Room 35/1001, David Kiddle Building


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18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

2nd February 2023

Zephyr: Pioneering the Stratosphere

Richard Tyler
Head of Flight Crew and Training


Colin Whiteley
Zephyr Electrical Engineering Manager

© Airbus 2023 – All rights reserved.

Zephyr is an ultra-light solar electric aircraft, optimised for operation in the lower Stratosphere. With beyond line-of-sight command and control, Zephyr can operate from the stratosphere anywhere over the globe. It offers year-round persistence in the midlatitude range and seasonal coverage at high latitude. Its endurance is measured in months and offers a complementary capability to LEO satellites, but with geostationary behavior. This exciting talk will describe the technology, the capability and present what is next for this innovative and disruptive technology. 

Venue:
Room 35/1001, David Kiddle Building


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18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

2nd March 2023

67th RJ Mitchell Lecture

Engineering Prosperity:

Why wouldn’t everyone want to be an engineer? 

Alex Cresswell

CEO and Chairman of Thales UK

 

Thursday 2nd March 2023

6 pm - Drinks Reception

7 pm - Lecture

Venue:
Turner Sims Concert Hall
Southampton SO17 1BJ


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 Advanced Registration Required
Free Event open to all

Evolution –

From Schneider to Spitfire

 

Paul Beaver FRAeS

Wednesday 4th May following 

Venue:
Solent Sky Museum

The evening's lecture will begin on completion of the AGM at approximately 19:15. 

 

Paul Beaver FRAeS will present a compelling history of the evolution of the Spitfire. 

 

Paul is an aviation historian, broadcaster and writer who specialises in the 1930s and 1940s. He is very much a hands-on historian with his own vintage Miles Messenger aeroplane.  Other aeroplane types in his log book include the Spitfire and Mustang.

19th November 2022

Young Person's Committee

Aerochallenge 2022

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Sign up for this year's Young Person's Committee Aerochallenge Competition!

Join us in a fun afternoon and compete for prizes as well as the chance to attend the national finals! We'll also have free pizza for all participants.

You can sign-up individually or as a team (3-5 people)

Venue:
Room 46/3001

Time:
3-6pm

22nd March 2022

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A400M: Flight Testing the 21st Century Airlifter

Jon Taylor
Experimental Test Pilot
A400M Project Pilot

Simon Nicastro
Flight Test Engineer and A400M Flight Test Manager

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Venue:
B176L Room 1125 (Bolderwood Campus)
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18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

15th February 2022

Venue TBA

Next Generation Jetpacks

Antony Quinn CRAeS
CEO Maverick Aviation Ltd

Antony will explore the turbulent story of personal flight without the aid of wings, fuselage, or rotors. From Moore’s Rocket Belt which first flew in 1960 to the experimental concepts flying today. He will investigate the persistent technical challenges, the practicality of use cases, and the public’s enduring fascination with jetpacks. Antony will also introduce the pioneering research of Maverick Aviation Ltd, the company developing the next generation of jetpacks.

18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

1st February 2022

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Venue

Where no one else wants to fly

Stuart Fitch FRAeS
Director Flight Operations
Mission Aviation Fellowship

Stuart will be relating some of his own experiences flying in some unusual places and speaking on the history of Mission Aviation Fellowship, the work they currently undertake and the particular challenges of conducting commercial flight and maintenance operations in some of the most isolated, least developed and unregulated countries on earth.

18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

7th December 2021

Rolls Royce Lecture

Neil Chattle FRAeS

Venue

18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

30th November 2021

The University of Southampton’s Development of
Large Long Range Drones

Professor James Scanlan FRAeS

Venue

The university has been funded by a charity “Windracers” to develop a humanitarian aid delivery drone. The university successfully developed “ULTRA”; Europe’s largest non-military drone. It is capable of carrying a 100kg payload for up to 1000km. This platform has been flying extensive trial missions in the UK to prove the aircraft and systems.

This talk will give an overview of its development and associated operational issues. In particular the talk will discuss the unique avionics architecture essential to provide very robust performance for long range missions.

18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

22nd November 2021

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Fossils and Fluids: Flying and Swimming in the Natural World and their Engineering Applications

Dr. Bharathram Ganapathisubramani

Dr. Bharathram is a Professor of Experimental Fluid Mechanics and Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Southampton.

The poster for this event can be found here.

Venue: University of Southampton

18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

9th November 2021

Space Junk: Will Space Still Be Usable In The Future?

Xander Hall

Venue

In this lecture Xander will give an overview of the issues of space debris, along with an insight into how to tackle the growing number of objects in space. The RemoveDEBRIS demonstrator satellite, launched in 2018, was the first satellite to demonstrate in-orbit capturing technologies and a wealth of data has been collected from the mission. This will be unpacked during the lecture with some other developments to highlight how the space environment can be kept sustainable for future use.

Xander Hall is a Mission Systems Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space, focusing on topics such as robotics and in-orbit servicing.

18:15 - “Doors open”

18:30 - Lecture starts

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