Welcome to the RAeS Historical Group

The Historical Group exists to provide a focus within the RAeS for the study and discussion of aerospace history, and to contribute on behalf of the Society to wider activities in this field, both in the UK and internationally.

The Group organises lecture and discussion evenings at Hamilton Place - typically four or five per year. One-day conferences on specific subjects are also held occasionally

In This Section

  • Events

    Details on forthcoming RAeS Historical Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

  • Committee

  • Activities

    Discover what other activities the Historical Group is involved in

  • Contact Us

    Contact the RAeS Historical Group or sign up to its mailing list

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October 2014


  • 20 Oct
    Corporate Partner Event

    Corporate Partner Briefing by Sir Peter Luff, MP for Mid Worcestershire, House of Commons

    Sir Peter will draw on his experience of the 2010 SDSR and of the development and publication of the 2012 White Paper, “National Security Through Technology” as well as his involvement In the Defence Growth Partnership, to reflect on what industry should expect – and seek – in the 2015 SDSR.

  • 21 Oct

    Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systems

    The aim of this conference is to assess how aviation's impact on the environment can be reduced. The latest low carbon propulsion and fuel options for aviation will be reviewed and key questions will be addressed.

  • 24 Oct

    Civil Aircraft Technology Enabled Services – A First Step Towards Achieving Maintenance Credits

    Following on from two previous related events, the aim of this workshop will be to initiate a process that delivers an industry-wide approach towards achieving Maintenance Credits and will focus on two areas in particular: • Data interoperability standards • Early engagement with regulatory bodies when introducing new IVHM technologies Related areas including the process of achieving maintenance credits, the required evidence base and regulatory hurdles will also be considered.