The IET Lord Austin Lecture

Building a civilian plane; trends, challenges and lessons for India

The growth of civil aviation in India has been phenomenal over the last decade. Air travel in India is growing at an exponential rate. All BRIC countries except India have their own civil aircraft programme. Given the strategic nature of the aerospace industry and the high skill level of jobs that it can deliver, the Indian Government is learnt to be considering a proposal that aims to not only build a plane, but also to build capacity in aerospace related manufacturing infrastructure and design skills that will be required to deliver this. It also is keen to manufacture the aircraft through partnerships, both Private and Public.

The IET Lord Austin Lecture will be delivered Dr Pablo Bermell-Garcia, Research Team Leader at Airbus Group Innovations. Dr Pablo will talk about the trends and challenges in building a civilian plane. Through case studies on such projects worldwide, he will bring insights on building a civilian plane and will touch upon global industry trends, innovation and suggestions for India to consider.

The Lord Austin Lecture is an annual an international prestige lecture by the IET in honour of Lord Herbert Austin, founder of the Austin Motor Company.

About speaker

Dr Pablo Bermell-Garcia

MSc, Ph D

Research Team Leader, Airbus Group

Dr Pablo Bermell-Garcia is Research Team Leader at Airbus Group Innovations, the cross-group center for research and innovation led by Sebastien Remy and reporting to the Airbus Group CTO Jean Botti. Pablo started his career as an injection moulding toolmaker apprentice in Valencia, Spain. Following this five-year hands-on manufacturing experience , he embarked into engineering design studies across universities in Spain, United States, and Colombia by gaining international scholarships. Pablo first entered into Research at Cranfield University in the UK where he obtained an MSc degree in Research and a PhD degree in the field of Knowledge Based Engineering applied to Aerospace. In his academic life, Pablo has served as engineering design methods lecturer at Jaume I University in Spain and as Research Officer at Cranfield University, UK. After an aerospace research break, Pablo moved to the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector at Unilever R&D where he spent 3 years at the packaging innovation function. He joined Airbus Group in 2009 to focus on aerospace research and technology. His research activity at Airbus has contributed in various research and innovation streams including Digital Manufacturing, Computational Intelligence, Data Analytics and Visualisation, Collaboration Systems Engineering, Immersive Technologies and Serious Games and Gamification.

December 3, 2015

5:30 to 6:00 PM - Registration, Tea & Networking
6:00 to 7:30 PM – Lecture, followed by Q & A

Vivanta by Taj, 41/3,

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