30 Jun 2016
Students present design for new military aircraft to the RAF
Final-year students were invited to RAF Brize Norton earlier this month to present their design for a new military Multi-Role Transport (MRT) aircraft.
In November 2015, the team from Loughborough visited RAF Brize Norton to research the requirements of a military transport aircraft. The students were invited back by personnel at the station to present their final design at the end of the academic year.
Aeronautical Engineering MEng students returned to RAF Brize Norton earlier this month to present their final aircraft proposal to the Commanding Officer and engineers of No. 70 Squadron.
The team of 11 students gave a 15 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session allowing the audience to question their design decisions and suggest improvements.
The group were also given a tour around the RAFs newest addition to its airlift capability, the A400M, where they were able to compare their design with the competition and get a view of the other aircraft currently based at the station.
Dr Christopher Harvey, Lecturer in Structural Mechanics, said: “The students really valued the opportunity to present the project work to such a subject-appropriate audience, who were able to give a practical insight into the design problem. We were also all very grateful for the tour of the station, and the impressive tour of the A400M.”