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Prof Herve Morvan from the 2017 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum

Prof Herve Morvan offers his insights and discusses some of the broader ideas raised by key players at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Propulsion and Energy Conference in Atlanta, USA held 10th to 12th July 2017. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics hosted the Propulsion and Energy Forum  and it turned out to …

Brexit and UK Aviation

Professor Herve Morvan, Director for the Institute of Aerospace Technology (IAT), discusses the concerns surrounding Brexit and suggests how the aerospace industry can navigate the way ahead by maximising opportunities in Asia and participating in key programs and networks to shape the debate and direction of travel to benefit the UK. Lord Ahmad, the Aviation …

Britain in the EU: Research and Technology, Aerospace and the Supply Chain

So, this is it. We know that Britain will be voting on staying or leaving the EU on the 23rd June this year. The debate has rapidly ramped up this weekend as a consequence of this date being set. However, to date the debate seems to have focused primarily on the incidental – for example on which politician was going to join …

There will be no need for pilots in 40 years from now: The RAeS 150th Anniversary debate, 12 Jan 2016

Tuesday 12th January 2016 marked the beginning of the celebrations in honour of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (RAeS) 150th Anniversary. The festivities started in style, with a lively dinner and debate held at RAeS HQ at 4 Hamilton Place in London Mayfair. The motion for the evening was ’there will be no need for pilots in 40 years …

André Turcat: the test pilot who took Concorde supersonic

Herve Morvan, University of Nottingham Last year it was reported that a design for a successor to Concorde, which would fly between London and New York in one hour at more than 4.5 times the speed of sound, had been patented by Airbus. This would have been thrilling news to French test pilot André Turcat, …

Big is beautiful: why the A380 could still have a bright future

Demand for the Airbus A380 appears to have stalled, but it’s still the best Very Large Aircraft out there… The Airbus A380 is a marvel of technology; a majestic aircraft. It is beloved by passengers and it also is an environmental asset for airlines operating out of airports in built-up areas such as Heathrow with …

2015: The Year of the IAT

    January 2015 started with a boom for Aerospace at Nottingham –the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) sent the conditional offer letter for funding to establish a 2-Shaft Test Facility on the eve of the Christmas holidays. On 1st April 2015 the project kicked off. The new facility to host the test cells is currently shaping …

Business Minister Anna Soubry visits the IAT

    We were delighted to host the Business Minister Anna Soubry this morning at the The University of Nottingham Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT). We were able to showcase the benefits of our aerospace collaborations with industry, and of capital investment in research infrastructure, in the delivery the Aerospace Technology Institute Strategy for the …

IAT Technology and Innovation Showcase 2015: The Storify of the Day

  The Storify of the 2015 Event: https://storify.com/hervepmorvan/the-iat-technology-innovation-showcase-2015

IAT Technology and Innovation Showcase 2015: Director’s Speech

Note: This event took place on 5th November 2015. I am not going to make the cliché of a joke that I am effectively the last man standing between you and your lunch; for a Frenchman it is already too late! But then again I am also the second Frenchman in a row addressing a …