The ATI and EPSRC are hosting a symposium to explore the findings of research into future disruptive technologies in aerospace, particularly those focused on hybrid-electric and electric aircraft. The event will share findings from four EPSRC-supported studies that have been scoping key issues towards future electric aircraft. Focused on themes identified by the ATI, the six-month studies covered structures, propulsion, systems, and environment & economics. The findings will be presented by the lead universities: University of Bristol, Cranfield University, Newcastle University and UCL.

The event will be held on Tuesday 30th May, 10am to 5pm, at UCL’s Woburn House conference centre (20-24 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9HQ). It is free to attend, but registration is required and can be accessed here.

Hybrid-electric and electric aircraft development is a massive and exciting ‘Grand Challenge’. UK academia has grasped the opportunity to scope out research that will help UK aerospace lead this disruptive new technology – hear the story so far and help to define future work.