Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium 2016

Event Information

The Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium will bring together aerospace industry R&D engineers and heads of design and engineering to discuss, debate and analyse future possibilities for the hybridisation of aircraft and even the possibility of pure electric-only commercial flight.

The two-day event will cover all aspects of aerospace activity, from commercial aviation to military applications, its purpose being to highlight the ever-growing amount of research into the increased electrification of aircraft and the possibilities and challenges that brings.

Leading experts from around the world will present their views and their current findings, leading to a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with this pioneering community of aviation engineers.

There is a great deal to discuss. There is enormous pressure on all mankind to reduce dependence on natural resources, and airlines are demanding ever more fuel-efficient aircraft to save costs. Furthermore, hybrid aircraft could see near-silent commercial and military aviation activity, increasing passenger comfort or stealth-like capability. And quieter aircraft can also operate over more territories, more of the time, leading to more air slots and less resistance to additional runways or night-time flights. It is little wonder that every major aircraft manufacturer is now investing more and more into developing electric aerospace propulsion technologies. Indeed, it is inevitable that we will see ever more start-up companies creating such innovative technologies, just as we have seen in the automotive and maritime industries.

The Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium papers will focus on, but not be limited to:

  • The possibilities created by aircraft hybridisation
  • Commercial aircraft application possibilities and research
  • Battery technologies
  • Electric motor technologies
  • Environmental impact
  • Real-world fuel-saving possibilities
  • Energy-storage systems
  • Solar possibilities
  • Efficiency and durability
  • Increasing flight range through hybridisation
  • The possibilities of pure electric-only commercial and military flight
  • Safety and legislative considerations
  • Case studies on existing global electric and hybrid research programmes
  • Overcoming engineering challenges
  • Best design practices
  • Investment possibilities
  • Additional advantages of increased electrification
  • Range-extender technologies


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