Propulsion

What is Propulsion?

Propulsion 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.

Group objectives

The Combined Propulsion Technical Activity Committee (CPTAC) is a collaboration in the area of aerospace propulsion between the relevant RAeS Specialist Group and the IMechE Technical Advisory Committee. It benefits from the expertise of both parent Societies’ members and covers all aspects of the design, manufacture, installation and operation of existing and new air vehicle propulsion concepts

The aim of CPTAC is to promote interest in aerospace propulsion to the widest possible community. Members of CPTAC reflect this broad aim, coming from industry, academia (staff and students), operators, government departments and regulatory bodies. CPTAC provides technical advice to both Societies on propulsion-related topics, covering powered aircraft, space vehicles, missiles and auxiliary power units.

Events

The Group organises a range of events and their annual conference alternates between being hosted by the IMechE and the Society. 

Get In Touch

If you specialise in this field, or wish to find our more, explore our additional resources below. To get involved with the activities of the Propulsion Group please contact the Chairperson by contacting conferences@aerosociety.com.