International Powered Lift Conference 2018

13 November 2018 - 15 November 2018

We are the Curious, Bristol


Conference objective

In 2018, the International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) returns to the UK. This gathering of top powered-lift propulsion experts is a unique opportunity for those wanting to learn the latest advances in the challenging regime of vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) flight, and to learn about the latest powered lift-related systems in closer detail. Paper submissions should highlight current research, ongoing efforts, past successes, and existing or expected future challenges in fielding new technologies from the operator perspective for commercial, military, and other aerospace system applications including electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Call for Papers

IPLC 2018 will focus on three primary powered lift applications: advanced rotorcraft, jet-lift concepts and technologies, and recent progress in electric propulsion applications to V/STOL. The IPLC planning committee is seeking abstracts for the following topics, as well as abstracts on other topics related to the scope of this conference:

• Electric VTOL Concepts, Propulsion and Control Technologies
• Advanced Rotorcraft Concepts
• JSF and Lift-Systems Technologies and Advances
• V/STOL UAV Applications and Propulsion Concepts
• Personal Air Vehicles
• ESTOL, STOL and VSTOL Concepts and Applications
• Applications of Powered Lift to Re-entry Vehicles
• V/STOL Flight Testing Experiences, Pilot Reports and Operational Trials
• Integrated Flight & Propulsion Control
• Jet-Induced Aerodynamic Effects
• Powered Lift — History & Lessons Learned
• Transformational Vertical Flight Interaction Research and Technologies
• Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor (NGCTR) AW609, V-22, V-280 and Other Civil/Military Tiltrotors
• Ducted Fan Powered Lift Technologies
• V/STOL Safety and Reliability
• V/STOL Technologies – Performance, Testing, and operational issues


Publications Partner 

 Call for Papers Time frame

Abstract Deadline 28 April 2018
Authors Notified 12 June 2018
Programme released 15 July 2018


Rate Price Early Bird (ends 31 May 2018)
Non-Member £800 £700
Corporate Partner £750 £650
RAeS Member £700 £600
CEAS / AHS £700 £600
Speaker £650 £550
Student £200 £200


We are the Curious, Bristol

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