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Blue Skies to Green Skies- Aeroengine Technology to Save the Planet


Thursday 18 October


Arrival time is 7pm for a 7.30pm start, refreshments on arrival.


Birmingham Metropolitan College


The Lunar Society

The event itself

Blue Skies to Green Skies- Aeroengine Technology to Save the Planet

This year’s Boulton and Watt Commemoration Lecture will be given by Richard Parker- Director of Research and Technology, Rolls Royce Group. Since 1978, Richard has held various posts within Rolls Royce.

Richard believes that one of the biggest challenges to the Civil Aviation industry, both in terms of public perception and technological achievement, is to mitigate the impact on the global environment (although aviation contributes <3% of man-made CO2).

Aviation growth has brought numerous economic and social benefits to a shrinking world. If mankind is to continue to enjoy these benefits, he feels we must redouble our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of air travel. Richard’s lecture will review technology programmes for the next 10 and 20 years, and sketch a vision for the future of aircraft propulsion.

Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Richard is also a member of the NDIC R&D Group, and a member of the European Transport Advisory Group.

Contact for further information

To book, please visit The Lunar Society Website.

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