Join us for a free event to learn about the latest trends within the aerospace and defence industry including topics such as modelling and simulation, hydrogen, and hear from experts including Rolls-Royce, and Element’s technical specialists.

The seminar will cover a range of topics, targeted at product manufacturers, quality managers, certification managers, and design engineers in the aerospace and defence industry.  


Registrations open from 09:00am, where tea and coffee will be provided upon arrival. This will be followed by a short introduction from Javid Padamsey, Element's Director of Aerospace, where he will give an overview of the qualification journey to open the seminar.

Fire Testing of Aero Engine Components

Tom Fox, Fuel System Test Capability Engineer from Rolls-Royce gives an overview of Fire Testing for Aerospace Certification Compliance, covering applicable test standards, unit vulnerability analysis and design for fire protection, and test method design and compliance verification. Click here to download a copy of the slides.

Digital Credibility, Testing by Simulation

Harvey Stubs from Element Digital Engineering will focuses on how digital solutions can provide a smarter approach by expanding the envelope of conventional testing. He presents a number of real-world case studies to demonstrate where Element Digital Engineering has provided insight beyond the scope of physical tests. Click here to download a copy of the slides.


Qualification Testing - Engaging Early to Save Time & Money

Chris Stone, Operations Manager at Element outlines the benefits of engaging with a test house early, in the feasibility or concept stages of a new product. Chris uses case studies and examples to showcase working with the appropriate test standards, detailed test plans, modelling or model validation, risk reduction testing, communication, qualification testing, test readiness review and test execution, and test documentation. Click here to download a copy of the slides.

Lightning Strike Testing, De-Risking the Compliance Process

Dan Morgan, Laboratory Manager and Technical Advisor at Element, looks at how standards can be used to certify an aircraft against the effects of Lightning including how and why standards have changed and what the change process is. He shows examples from concept through to certification for an aircraft structure and a fuel system component. Click here to download a copy of the slides.

12:45 - 13:45 LUNCH & NETWORKING

The Future of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Dr. Mark Eldridge, Director of Hydrogen at Element, presents the case for hydrogen across the value chain, from production to end use, and in particular, the challenges and opportunities for Aerospace technologies such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in order to decarbonize. Click here to download a copy of the slides.

14:15 - 15:15

eVTOL Insights

Erk Wendenburg, General Manager from our Element Materials Technology Berlin Lab will talk about eVTOLs, the actual market situation and the status of certification requirements, incl. the potential support from Elements engaged Experts to support the certification and testing needs.

Lunch and networking

Lunch is provided, and refreshments are available throughout the day. Meet and network with peers across multiple industries in a relaxed setting.

The day will include Q&A sessions, as well as multiple opportunities to discuss your testing, certification, and approval challenges with our industry-leading experts.

Event details

Date: March 22, 2023

Time: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location: The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center,Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU

De-Risking the Compliance process in the Aero & Defence Market

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