Aero Engineering Forum | Advanced Engineering

2 & 3 November 2022 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK's leading gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

2 & 3 November 2022 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK's leading gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

2 & 3 November 2022
NEC, Birmingham

Aero Engineering Forum

Aero Engineering is the UK’s only event 100% – dedicated to aero R&D, design, test, inspection, production & assembly. Addressing structures, propulsion and systems, it brings together global OEMs and top tier manufacturers to source from all levels of the engineering supply chain. Supported by ADS, NATEP, and all regional associations, Aero Engineering additionally brings some of the latest innovations and case studies to the show floor.

Sessions for 2022 will be added over the coming months. Register your interest to be the first to hear about newly confirmed speakers!

Sponsored by…

Aerospace Manufacturing is the associate sponsor of the Aero Engineering Forum in 2022.

Day 1 2021

Latest NATEP Funded Innovation Case Studies

Aero Engineering Forum

9:30 - 10:30

Maximising Success in Aerospace Technology Funding – Steven Stanley, National Technology Manager, NATEP/ADS

Advanced Battery Cell 

Influunt – Innovative Software for Designing Additively Manufacturable Fluid Flow Componenets


The Future of Flight

Aero Engineering Forum

10:30 - 11:00

Keynote: Decarbonising Aviation

Alfred Ng, Innovation Lead (Aerospace), Innovate UK

FlyZero: The UK's Revolution In Zero-Carbon Aviation

Aero Engineering Forum

11:00 - 11:20

FlyZero: The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) project to enable the UK to lead a revolution in zero-carbon emission air travel

Dave Debney, Whole Airframe Integration, ATI

Keynote: Electrification

Aero Engineering Forum

11:20 - 11:50

Spirit of Innovation – Speed Records To E-Flying

Matheu Parr, Customer Director, Rolls-Royce Electrical, Rolls-Royce Plc


Aero Engineering Forum

11:50 - 12:10

The Evaluation of Alternatively-Fuelled Aircraft in an Operational Environment

Andrew Rae, Chief Engineer, Ampaire

Hydrogen Propulsion

Aero Engineering Forum

12:10 - 12:30

Making Hydrogen Aviation Possible

Segrey Kiselev, Head of Europe, ZeroAvia


Aero Engineering Forum

12:30 - 13:00

Keynote: eVTOL Aircraft Preparing for Take Off

Dr David Wyatt, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

Future Flight

Aero Engineering Forum

13:20 - 13:40

Delivering A Revolution In Aviation

Vicki Murdie, Innovation Lead - Future Flight Challenge, UKRI/Innovate UK

AI and Manufacturing

Aero Engineering Forum

13:40 - 14:00

The Potential of Deep Learning For The Design of The Next Generation Noise and Vibration Control

Prof. John Kennedy, Assistant Professor In Vibrations, Acoustics and Dynamics, Trinity College Dublin

Supply Chain: OEM Keynote

Aero Engineering Forum

14:00 - 14:30

Airbus Overview and Supplier Expectations

Andrew Moran, Head of Supplier Development Support UK, Airbus UK

Supply Chain: ADS Achieving Supply Chain Excellence

Aero Engineering Forum

14:30 - 16:30

What Would Help The ‘Leveling Up’ Agenda? – Kevin Craven, CEO, ADS or John Copley, Chief Strategy Officer, ADS 

Welcome & Introduction

Government Speaker – John Kite, Defence Commercial Supplier Relations TL, Ministry of Defence

Industry Speaker – Duncan Brock, Group Customer Relationship Director, CIPS


How to Manufacturing, Business and relationship Excellence? – Rosa Harrison and Andy Gauler, Senior Supplier Development Manager and Aerospace & Special Alloys Sales Director, Babcock International Group (Marine & Technology) and Righton Aerospace

How to Reach Quality, Delivery and Supply Chain Excellence – Pete Cracknell and Steve Gregory, PDQ, SIG Subgroups Leads

How to Increase Competitiveness and Growth – Ian Bouquet-Taylor

Q & A Panel 



Closing Remarks – Colin Hart, Head of SC21, ADS

Day 2

Midlands Aerospace Alliance: Our Host Cluster

Aero Engineering Forum

9:50 - 10:10

How The Midlands Aerospace Alliance Boosts Innovation In Aerospace Supply Chain

Andrew Mair, Chief Executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance

University of Nottingham

Aero Engineering Forum

10:10 - 10:30

Positioning Your Business Towards Electrification For Net Zero Aviation – Patrick Wheeler, Professor of Power Electronic Systems, University of Nottingham, Midlands Aerospace Alliance

Unlocking National Assets For Zero Aviation – Hitendra Hirani, EU Programme Manager, University of Nottingham

Space & Satellite Engineering

Aero Engineering Forum

10:30 - 10:50

Why Non-Space Companies Are More and More Interested In Entering The Space Industry

TBC, SARIO Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency

Space & Satellite Engineering

Aero Engineering Forum

10:50 - 11:10


Martin Soltau, TBC, Frazer Nash

Space & Satellite Engineering

Aero Engineering Forum

11:10 - 11:30

In-Orbit Manufacture

Tony Forsythe, Head of Technology Strategy (Interim), UK Space Agency

Space & Satellite Engineering

Aero Engineering Forum

11:30 - 11:50

D-Orbit: Scaling Up New Space

Dr Chris Brunskill, Head of UK Space Programmes, D-Orbit UK

Space & Satellite Engineering

Aero Engineering Forum

11:50 - 13:05

Hosted by Mike Curtis-Rouse, Head of Access to Space, Satellite Applications Catapult

IOSM: Panel session and audience discussions

D-Orbit – Chris Brunskill

Space Forge – Mulham Terkaoui

Space Forge – Josh Western

AAC Clyde Space – Peter Anderson

Astroscale – Jason Forshaw

UKSA – Tony Forsythe

MTC – Catherine Hamelin

MagDrive – Mark Stokes

Representative from Spire

Keynote: Sustainability and Innovation

Aero Engineering Forum

13:10 - 13:30

Aerospace 3.0: A Rallying Cry For Innovation and Sustainable Growth

Balaji Srimoolanathan, Programme Director, Aerospace Growth Partnership, ADS

Sustainability, Materials & Manufacturing

Aero Engineering Forum

13:30 - 13:50

Addressing Embodied Emissions In Manufacturing

Professor Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer, HVM Catapult

Sustainability, Materials & Manufacturing

Aero Engineering Forum

13:50 - 14:10

Sustainable Manufacturing In Aviation

Andrew Clifton, Global Sustainability Manager, Rolls-Royce

Sustainability, Materials & Manufacturing

Aero Engineering Forum

14:10 - 14:30

Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing

Alex Hickson, Head of Technology - Structures, Manufacturing and Materials, Aerospace Technology Institute

Sustainability, Materials & Manufacturing

Aero Engineering Forum

14:30 - 14:50

Simple Steps For Digitising Engineering Processes In Hardware Engineering: A Case Study

Stefan Siarov, Systems Engineer and Marketing Manager, Valispace

Sustainability, Materials & Manufacturing

Aero Engineering Forum

14:50 - 15:10

Under Pressure: Using Nanomaterials To Improve Composite Performance

Romilly Close, Project Engineer, Haydale

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