Date: 23 May 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00
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The space industry in the UK is a small but growing sector - highly specialist and demanding of good technical skills, with opportunities for FE to engage.
This event held at the Marshall AeroAcademy offers a chance to see aviation technologies up close. The day will include an update on training in the sector and the collaborative approach by key employers, such as FlyBe and Virgin Atlantic, in developing joint working on the skills sets that are fundamental and necessary to the industry.
The technologies will also be covered: experts will be talking on their specialist areas of aviation engineering at Marshall, including engineering design, manufacture and fitting, use of advanced and composite materials, inspection and testing
The session is ideal for:
This is a fantastic chance to
About the Host
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is the United Kingdom’s leading independent aerospace company and is renowned and respected worldwide for its quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.
As an independent service provider, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group specialises in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft; and its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture and test; and the provision of personnel, training and advice.
It holds many type approvals, granted by national and international authorities, airlines, airframe manufacturers and defence agencies, which enable the company to design and certify modifications and perform maintenance on a number of civil and military platforms. Based on its 475 acre site in Cambridge since 1937, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has an annual turnover in excess of £280 million and employs over 2,000 people.
The company has a worldwide customer base and the company continues to explore global engineering support opportunities. Whilst much of the company’s activities are based at Cambridge, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is also established in Australia, Canada, and The Netherlands.
What the day looks like
|09:30||Registration - tea and coffee|
Presentations & Cast studies:
H&S Brief for hangars (5 mins) include photography brief
Tour of the siteThe tour will include a brief history of Marshall ADG, a talk about the WING project, a walk through the working hangers of Marshall seeing the C-130’s (and any other aircraft available) of various nations in various states of maintenance and a talk on the long term testing of the complete wing and fuselage in 21 hanger – our dedicated test department.
Skills for the sector - skills issues and implications for colleges and teaching & learning.
|15:30||Q&A and feedback|
|16:00||Close of day|
Further Education Colleges and their representatives that attend our Masterclasses benefit from:
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Cambridge International Airport