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 will be holding a one-day conference 'Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systemstogether with the Greener by Design Specialist Group - for details and to register, 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

  • 3 Nov
    Conference

    Research Aircraft Operations

    This conference aims to bring together the global research aircraft operating community to share lessons and capabilities, as well as future plans for both campaigns and facility improvements. This conference is aimed at all participants in the planning, management and execution of airborne research programmes, both manned and unmanned, and both scientifically and aeronautically oriented.

  • 3 Nov
    Branch Event

    Apache Ops in Afghanistan

    Apache Ops in Afghanistan by Maj Simon Wilsey, OC 664 Sqn AAC

  • 5 Nov
    Named Lecture

    Brabazon Named Lecture 2014

    The new CEO of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, will deliver the 2014 Brabazon Lecture. The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. Born in London on 8 February 1884, J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon became one of British aviation's true pioneers and, in his political career played an important role in the planning of civil aviation for the years following WW2.

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