Light Aircraft Design Conference 2020 : 16th November - Online Conference - 13:00 - 18:00


The General Aviation sector is well-positioned to demonstrate new technologies because of the lower cost of innovation in smaller aircraft and in particular, the sector can help combat climate change by electrifying propulsion systems.


This year we will once again follow the theme of ‘Electrifying General Aviation’ which is firing the imagination of design engineers. We will continue the discussion on two topics from last year’s conference: Richard Glassock’s installation of electric power to a Cassutt racer and the RR ACCEL speed record project. In addition, we will talk about how German AkaFliegs have shown the way to high tech aircraft development and the RAeS is currently reviewing how such an approach can be adopted in the UK.


Electric powered aircraft and eVTOL have received a lot of attention for their application to Urban Air Mobility and leisure flight, therefore we will also have talks on layout, concepts, and actual vehicles.


The Annual General Aviation Design Competition challenge this year was to design an inter-island Humanitarian eVOTL rescue vehicle and we received a number of exciting project submissions. Winners will be announced and present during the conference.


This is an exciting time in engineering history - aviation is re-inventing itself.


The conference this year is for the first time taking place virtually. Join the Royal Aeronautical Society to hear from their brilliant speakers and the opportunity to pose your questions during the day.


More information and how to register can be found here.




29th October 2020