Welcome to the RAeS Propulsion Group

The Propulsion Group covers all aspects of the design, manufacture, installation and operation of existing and new air vehicle propulsion concepts. Its scope includes aerodynamics, materials, control systems, health monitoring, noise, pollution, airworthiness, safety, maintainability, testing techniques and facilities and the management of development and operating costs. The Committee comprises representatives from industry, operators, research establishments and universities. 

The Group is a joint committee of the Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, within its Aerospace Industries Division . It supplies a member to the Confederation of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) propulsion committee and collaborates with the AIAA, AHS and SAE in organising and promoting the International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC). It typically organises one symposium or conference per year and one university day per year. 

On 21st October 2014, the Propulsion Specialist Group held a one-day conference 'Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systemstogether with the Greener by Design Specialist Group - to view the presentations from the conference, please click here.

The Group is also responsible for organising and judging the Whittle Reactionaries prize, which is open to engineers in the early stages of their career.

In This Section

  • Events

    Details on forthcoming RAeS Propulsion Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

  • Committee

  • Contact Us

    Want to get in touch or join the RAeS Propulsion Mailing List?

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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • 22 Apr
    Branch Event

    AGM & Lecture – A Rummage in the Attic

    Do you have an interesting aviation artefact with a story to tell? For the Derby Branch AGM, in April 2015, we would like to call for speakers from within the Branch membership to take part in a special "Rummage in the Attic" lecture. The format for the evening, after the AGM business, will consist of four short (10-15 min) presentations by volunteer speakers who will display an aviation artefact to the audience and give a description of the artefact's history and their personal link to it

  • 22 Apr
    Branch Event

    Manchester Branch Mini-Lecture Competition

    22nd April 2015 (Please note change of date from that published earlier)THE RAES MANCHESTER BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MINI LECTURE COMPETITION (Prize £100) 18.00 Wednesday 22nd April in Conference Room E5, Fourth Floor of the James Lighthill Building, ( formerly Paper Science Building) Sackville Street M1 3NJ University of Manchester . (for directions see below) The Mini Lecture will follow the Anual General Meeting at 18.30

  • 23 Apr
    HQ Lecture

    8 Ton Glider to Autorotating Helo in 12 Seconds

    Paul Edwards, AW609 Test Pilot, AgustaWestland discusses flight testing the AW609 Tiltrotor.

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