Water Management & Ice Formation in Aircraft Fuel Systems Lecture

WEC’s Dave Bradshaw and Duncan Woods will be presenting a talk on Water Management and Ice Formation in Aircraft Fuel Systems for the IMechE in Manchester on the evening of Tuesday 3rd November. We will look at the causes behind the accident to Flight BA38 at Heathrow in January 2008 and cover the state of the art in water management and the latest understanding of ice accretion and release in fuel systems.

The event is free to attend and open to all. Click for more details and registration.

WEC’s MD Joins ATI Whole Aircraft Specialist Advisory Group

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WEC’s Managing Director Richard Smith has been selected to be a member of the ATI Whole Aircraft Strategy Specialist Advisory Group. The group, which met for the first time this week, has a remit to act as a forum for the whole aircraft community, covering areas including whole aircraft modelling, architectures, integration, safety and certification, and the air vehicle within the transport system.

Richard said: "I am pleased to be able to contribute to the Whole Aircraft group alongside representatives of the major OEMs and primes. Our inclusion is a reflection of WEC’s breadth of expertise in the development of aircraft systems and integration, testing and certification at aircraft level. It’s important that the UK’s capability to operate at the whole aircraft level is maintained and developed and we value the opportunity to bring the benefit of our experience to bear in influencing the future UK aerospace strategy."

Hybrid Air Vehicles Welcomed as New Customer

WEC is very pleased to announce that we are working with Hybrid Air Vehicles, providing systems safety, development, qualification and certification support to the Airlander 10 programme. The largest aircraft in the world, the revolutionary Airlander 10 is a hybrid aircraft, combining the advantages of lighter than air vehicles, aeroplanes and helicopters using the latest materials and systems technology.

Advanced Engineering Show

Advanved Engineering Show Presentation

WEC’s Rob Hardman and Duncan Woods gave a presentation on aircraft fuel system water and ice management to industry delegates at the annual Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC.

Bristol Office Expansion

WEC is moving forward with the planned expansion of our Filton office team, which will increase the reactivity of the support provided to our major customer Airbus and further enhance our presence in the South-West.