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 held a one-day conference 'Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systemstogether with the Greener by Design Specialist Group - to view the presentations from the conference, 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

  • 27 Apr
    Corporate Partner Event

    Corporate Partner Briefing by Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports

    A briefing on the strategy and model that contributed to the rapid ascension of Dubai International to its status as the world's busiest international airport, as well as plans for the $32 billion expansion of Dubai's second largest airport, Al Maktoum International, at Dubai World Central.

  • 27 Apr
    HQ Lecture

    Alan Bristow Memorial Lecture 2015

    This lecture is held in memoriam of Alan Bristow; a key figure in the rotary world. The lecture will cover 'Contemporary Royal Naval Helicopter Operations' and will be given by Cdr Glyn Owen, Commanding Officer 825 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy & Peter Prager, Head Of Training Operations (UK), AgustaWestland.

  • 28 Apr
    Named Lecture

    Commercial Aviation Trends - Past, Present and Future

    Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman of Gatwick Airport Limited will discuss some of the principal trends which have affected the industry in the UK over the past 40 years – technological, commercial, operational, environmental, regulatory and political.

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