Branch Lectures & Events

24

Oct

2019

17:00

Organised by the Academie de L'Air et de L'Espace (AAE) in cooperation with DGLR, RAeS Hamburg, VDI & Bremer AIRbe

 

For a long time the A400 was considered a problem at Airbus. Deadlines could not be met due to technical hurdles and the rising cost of the project kept the A400M in the headlines for a long time. Originally planned as a traditional military transport aircraft, requirements increased over the years. With regard to comparable aircraft types, payload and range had to double. Today, the complex project includes parachute and load capabilities, air refuelling and unpaved runway operations. The A400M thus became a mammoth project, requiring cutting edge technology. In the meantime, it proved itself in military and humanitarian operations following natural disasters.
At this round table, four presentations and a panel discussion will show what the A400M can do, what challenges the development teams had to master, what was really behind the headlines in the media, and what services the A400M can provide now and in the future. Representatives from the A400M Chief Engineering and Flight Testing departments at Airbus will provide insights into the design, development and testing, and the German Air Force will report on its introduction into the air force and operational experience.

Come and meet us in Bremen, discover the flight test phase and technical developments and find out what is really behind the A400M.

 

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Date:
Time:
24.10.2019
17:00 - 20:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Various
Location:
 
EcoMaT, Cornelius-Edzard-Str. 15, DE-28199 Bremen
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

07

Nov

2019

18:00

winglets@Airbus

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

Date:
Time:
07.11.2019
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr.-Ing. Gerd Heller, Senior Aerodynamics Expert, Airbus Operations
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.13 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

26

Nov

2019

19:00

Date:
Time:
26.11.2019
19:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Speaker TBC
Location:
 
Anglo-German Club, Harvestehuder Weg 44, 20149 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

05

Dec

2019

18:00

DGLR lecture in cooperation with RAeS, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

Date:
Time:
05.12.2019
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Dr. rer. nat. Thilo Günter, DGLR Hamburg
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.13 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

23

Jan

2020

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

 

Featuring one of the most voluminous cargo holds of any civil or military aircraft flying today, the Airbus Beluga plays a key role in keeping Airbus production and assembly network operating at full capacity. The current fleet of 5 Beluga, based on A300-600, carries complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany.

To support the A350 XWB ramp-up and other production rate increases, Airbus will gradually replace its current Beluga’s with six BelugaXL aircraft, derived from the company’s versatile A330 widebody product line. Veronique Roca, Chief Engineer of the BelugaXL, will tell us about the BelugaXL since its launch in Nov 2014. With the First Flight in July 2018, the BelugaXL is now in the middle of the Flight Test Campaign, on its way to certification later in Q3 2019.

 

Veronique has been BelugaXL Technical Director & Chief Engineer since 2016.  As part of her mission she holds the Technical Authority to define and validate the target configuration of the aircraft, in line with operational and certification requirements, and meeting highest safety standards. Previously, Veronique was A330 Chief Engineer for France for two years.

Date:
Time:
23.01.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Veronique Roca, BelugaXL Technical Director & Chief Engineer, Airbus
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.13 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

19

Mar

2020

18:00

RAeS lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

 

Describing the life of a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in the 1970s with a focus on the exciting job of chasing Soviet Tu-95 'Bear' long-range reconnaissance aircraft over the North Sea as they approached UK airspace.

In addition Nick will also talk shortly about his experiences flying the A340-600 and other Airbus aircraft

 

During a 19 year career in the RAF, Nick moved from the Phantom to the Hawk T1 trainer as an A1 fast jet Qualified Flying Instructor, then back to the Phantom to become a Qualified Weapons Instructor.  He then moved to Australia on an exchange tour flying the F/A 18 for the No 77 Sqn RAAF, and finally back to the UK to fly the Panavia F3 Tornado Air Defence Variant.

After obtaining his Air Transport Pilot’s Licence and leaving the military, Capt. Nick joined an airline, flying the Airbus A340-300, Airbus A340-600, and the Airbus A330-300 on long haul flights.

 

Listen to podcast with Nick Anderson

Date:
Time:
19.03.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Captain Nick Anderson, Senior Airbus Captain (rtd.) at Virgin Atlantic and ex-RAF fighter pilot
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.13 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

02

Apr

2020

18:00

RAeS Lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

 

The lecture looks at how Concorde came into existence. It starts with the Supersonic Transport Committee in the UK, and early research in France, and covers a selection of alternative SST configurations. Next comes the establishment of a joint Anglo-French programme and descriptions of the workshare and various areas of necessary research (engines, materials, etc). Then an assessment of the noise issue, back-up research aircraft, and finally flight testing. The talk ends with Concorde's entry into service.

Date:
Time:
02.04.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Tony Buttler AMRAeS, Aviation Historian
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.13 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson  

14

May

2020

18:00

RAeS Lecture in cooperation with DGLR, HAW-Hamburg & VDI

 

More information about Rich Graham

 

The worlds fastest and highest flying aircraft was conceived as early as 1958 by the renowned aircraft engineer, Kelly Johnson. The gigantic leap in technology he and his engineers had to overcome at the Lockheed Skunk Works was phenomenal. Built in total secrecy, the first Blackbird flew on April 26, 1962. The Blackbirds only purpose was to gather highly classified intelligence on hostile countries around the world. Flying at Mach 3+ speeds and cruising at over 85,000 feet, the SR-71 could survey over 100,000 square miles every hour, gathering millions of bits of intelligence. When cruising at over 2,200 mph, with skin friction temperatures reaching 600 degrees F., the SR-71 performed at its very best.

Col. Richard Graham flew the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird from 1974-1981. 

Date:
Time:
14.05.2020
18:00 Uhr
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Speaker:
Col. Richard "Rich" Graham, USAF Retd.
Location:
 
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Hörsaal 01.13 Berliner Tor 5 (Neubau), 20099 Hamburg
Contact:
Richard Sanderson