Supported Events

Below are future Events that are organised by other organisations and supported by the Royal Aeronautical Society. For many of these events, we have secured a preferential rate for RAeS Members to attend.  Please click on the links for more information.

The RAeS is a member of CEAS and a full list of their supported events can be found at




51st 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics: 
Thermal Effects and Aerodynamics
4 - 6 April 2016 / Strasbourg

The 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics is organized each year by the French Aeronautics and Space Society (3AF) in a different venue in France known for its activities in the field of aeronautics and/or space technology. The conference is an opportunity for scientific exchanges among the aerospace community where aerodynamicists from industry, research institutions and academics meet. Scientists and engineers from other domains involving fluid mechanics are also welcome. Click here to find out more.

Space Innovation Congress
7-8 April 2016

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This year’s Space Innovation Congress will be highlighting the most innovative advancements in Space technology  and will look at how these are being applied to many industry verticals from farming to banking, and the practical case studies that are coming out of these projects.

Weather for Private Pilot's License holders
16 April 2016, Imperial College, London

The meeting is focussed on improving safety for General Aviation, particularly for advanced PPL (private pilot’s licence) students and holders. General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) Safety Evenings are designed to examine the six areas of greatest concern to General Aviation in the UK - the GA Safety Six.

IATA Ops Conference 2016: Managing Operations in a Changing World
18-20 April 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ops Conference brings together more than 300 global delegates that are committed to the future of aviation safety and the management of operations in a challenging environment and changing world.  It is an opportunity for all attendees to share ideas, ask questions and exchange opinions with industry leaders and aviation specialists.

World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS 2016)
18-21 April 2016, Orlando, Florida

WATS will include six conference streams on World Airline Pilot Training, Regional Airline Pilot Training, Cabin Crew Training, Maintenance Training, a Sesión en Lengua Española, and the Helicopter Aviation Training Symposium. 

Civil Avionics International Forum 2016 (CAIF 2016)
19-21 April 2016, Shanghai, China

The theme of CAIF 2016 is ‘New Idea, New Concept, Foresee the Future’. Focus will be placed on the latest avionics R&D and application trends and seizing future opportunities in China aviation market. Through different modes of participation (keynote presentations, call for papers, an exhibition area, one to one business meetings, site visit and more), CAIF organising committee aims to create a one-stop experience for the attendees.

European Supply Chain Day
21 April 2016

European Supply Chain Day is a unique opportunity to promote, celebrate and raise awareness of the logistics and supply chain profession across the continent. CILT is the primary sponsor for all UK-based European Supply Chain Day activities and the Institute is encouraging all levels of participation from individuals and organisations.


Aerospace, Space and Defence Days UK
3-4 May 2016, London, UK

ASD Days is one of Europe's major one to one ASD events, exclusively dedicated to Aerospace & Defence Supply Chains and R&D competencies.

Civil Aerospace Congress 2016
11-12 May 2016, Shanghai, China

This annual event, organised by Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, hosted by Galleon (Shanghai) Consulting Co., Ltd., will discuss international cooperation in relation to civil aircraft projects, the question of the establishment of supplier system, aircraft airworthiness certification systems, intelligent manufacturing pilot project, the aviation industry and information technology as well as future trends more electric aircraft and other aspects, to promote the technology among enterprises exchanges and cooperation projects. These issues will be covered keynote presentations, papers, exhibition space, one to one business meetings, a site visit and more.

China Aerospace Propulsion Technology Summit 2016 (CAPTS 2016)
25-26 May 2016, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, China

According to the forecasts, in the next two decades the China civil aircraft market will need at least 6330 new aircraft, worth USD 950 billion. The scale of expansion of civil aviation will encourage the growth of aero engine related requirements. In the next 10 years, China civil aero engine sales demand is expected to reach more than RMB480 billion and the demand for corresponding maintenance and replace parts service will reach more than RMB320 billion. Over the next two decades, demand for China aero engine and gas turbine will exceed RMB2 trillion, civilian market will be RMB1.5 trillion. Engine parts, assembly and high temperature alloy materials will boom.

This annual event (CAPTS 2016) will cover the latest industry insights, bringing the maximum value to its delegates.


Will Air Transport be Fully Automatised by 2050?
 - 2 June 2016, Meteo-France, Toulouse

This conference will continue work begun in three previous conferences organised by AAE, on the themes of “Aircraft and ATM Automation” in 2005, “Air transport pilots faced with the unexpected” in 2011 and “Flying in 2050” in 2012. For the last two, full proceedings and recommendations Dossier can be consulted or ordered on our website :

The conference will take an in-depth look into the possible limits of this evolution within the 2050 timeline.

The British-Irish Airports Expo
8 - 9 June 2016, NEC Birmingham

The British-Irish Airports EXPO is a dynamic, free to attend show providing an invaluable showcasing platform for leading airport industry suppliers and service providers, both large and small. In addition to the biggest Expo of its kind in the region, the British-Irish Airports EXPO will include a leading conference, a tour of Birmingham Airport, and a Gala Party that will live long in the memory.



British Science Festival
6 - 9 September 2016, Swansea University

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the annual Award Lectures and the call for proposals for the British Science Festival 2016 are now open.

The British Science Festival returns to Swansea University from 6-9 September 2016, and is a national platform to showcase cutting-edge science, celebrate latest scientific developments and engage in open discussion about issues that affect our culture and society.

Help us curate a vibrant programme of events! There are no restrictions on the call for proposals; anyone can propose an event – individuals, researchers, organisations or academic institutions from all over the UK. Events can be talks, debates or discussions for a public audience.

Do you know a promising early career researcher and scientist? Nominate them for an Award Lecture.

The deadline for the call for proposals is 25 March 2016 and the Award Lecture nominations close on 4 March 2016. For more information visit

International Congress on the Science and Technology of Light Materials (LightMAT2016)
14 - 16 September 2016

The International European Congress on Light Materials (LightMAT2016) aims to cross the boundaries between industrial and academic research, in materials engineering and advanced manufacturing with light materials for transport applications.  Click here to view the flyer.

30th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
25 - 30 September 2016

ICAS is an international, non-government, non-profit scientific organization with the mission to advance knowledge and facilitate collaboration in aeronautics. ICAS is the only international support organization to representative aeronautical engineering professional societies and their members in 30 countries. ICAS organizes every two years an International Congress covering all aspects of aeronautical science and technology and their application to both military and civil aviation.

Call for papers are currently open - visit for further information.



6th EASN Conference
18-21 October 2016, Porto, Portugal

In 2016, for the first time, the European Aeronautics Science Network will convene In Portugal. The 6th International Conference of EASN will be co-organised with the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (INEGI) of the University of Porto (FEUP). 

The 6th EASN International Conference is set to be the larger, broader and most comprehensive gathering of the Association. It is designed to be the year’s leading forum for discussion and exchange of information about state-of-the-art research and development activities in Aeronautics and Air Transport.

The conference will include Plenary Sessions by renowned speakers and Open Discussions with distinguished researchers from the industry and academia.

It will also include Thematic Sessions housing the majority of current European aeronautics research programs and Technical Workshops where evolving ideas, technologies, products, services and processes will be discussed. Until now, among others the following Thematic Workshops have been confirmed: Workshop on N.D.T., Workshop on Surface Phenomena, Workshop on Aircraft Design / Flight, Workshop on SHM Maintenance, Workshop on Propulsion & Engines, Workshop on Aerostructures. In this respect, the Conference is expected to foster the cooperation and interaction between its participants on a multidisciplinary basis serving as a meeting for exchanging novel and innovative ideas for future research.

The 2016 EASN Conference will be a flagship event in dissemination of aeronautics research activities and our goal is to share high quality, current achievements and new upstream research ideas. The Call for Papers is out now.

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