The ComposItes UK Aerospace Sector Showcase

The Composites UK Aerospace Sector Showcase returns on Thursday 19th April 2018 at AMRC in Sheffield.

Fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) are used in aerospace in applications such as engine blades, brackets, interiors, nacelles, propellers/rotors, single aisle wings, wide body wings and more. Join us for a series of case study presentations looking at recent success stories and technical developments, accompanied by ten table-top exhibitors who already supply composite solutions into the aerospace industry.


Topics covered:

Overview and Strategy

  • Setting the Scene: An overview of the UK aerospace industry and funding opportunities – Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS Group
  • Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) – strategy development – Mark Summers, Head of Technology (Manufacturing, Materials, & Structures), ATI
  • ATI roadmapping results – Speaker TBC
  • Delivering the composites strategy for aerospace – Craig Carr, Composites Technology Manager, GKN Aerospace & leader of the CLF, Aerospace Group

Supply Chain Development

  • Opportunities for composites at Airbus – Jonathan Dee, Senior Wing Architect, Airbus
  • Spoiler wing component of the Airbus A320 aircraft – Taylor Boyd, Principal Composite Development Engineer, Spirit AeroSystems

Material & Process Development

  • Supporting UK Aerospace: UK investments in unique R&D capabilities at the NCC – Peter Giddings, Engineering and Capability Lead for AFP, National Composites Centre
  • Polyimide glass and phenolic cotton laminates for Aerospace applications – David Conlon, Business Development and Matthew D’Arcy, Technical Manager, Attwater Group
  • Investing in Aerospace: Pentaxia’s partnership with Martin-Baker to supply military aircraft ejection seats – Russ Meddes, Business Development Director, Pentaxia
  • Compound benefits of hybrid composites: Maximising thermosets and thermoplastics – Rob Sutton, TenCate Advanced Composites
  • Prospero Graphene in Aerospace – Billy Beggs, Engineering Innovation Manager, University of Central Lancashire


Apr 19 2018


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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