First speakers announced for Aerospace Test & Development show


International exhibition the Aerospace Test & Development show has announced the first speakers for its inaugural event in Toulouse, France during September 19-20.

The exhibition and conference, which expects to welcome more than 2,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors is the only event that covers the entire process of aerospace development and testing – from materials and systems testing to flight testing.

The Open Forum forms a major part of Aerospace Test & Development. It brings together the world’s leading aerospace experts to discuss the latest technologies and how test and development tools and processes are evolving to better meet the needs of the aviation industry and its users.

During two days attendees at the Open Forum from leading aerospace OEMs and suppliers, as well as researchers and engineers will discuss topics such as sustainability, safety, autonomy and AI, digitalization, testing and certification of new vehicles, novel propulsion technology and fuels such as SAF, hydrogen and electric powertrains and the testing and development of spacecraft and launch vehicles.

The first tranche of Open Forum speakers reflects the variety of aircraft being developed as well as the new mix of established companies and startups in the aerospace sector. Speakers include Jim Fawcett, lead flight test engineer from Airbus, who will be giving a behind the scenes insight into the European OEM’s flight test activities and Mark Henning, managing director of Autoflight Europe will be presenting the latest on the company’s program to develop a new eVTOL.

Also on the agenda will be the European Space Agency’s Proba 3 project manager Damien Galano, who will outline this innovative spacecraft’s testing program, while Paul Stone, test pilot from Volocopter will outline progress on its eVTOL aircraft.

To start planning your visit and for more information on the exhibitors and individuals participating in this landmark event at the heart of the European aviation R&D and testing visit Aerospace Test & Development Show website.

Share this story:

About Author


Ben has worked as a journalist and editor, covering technology, engineering and industry for the last 20 years. Initially writing about subjects from nuclear submarines to autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies, he was editor of a leading UK-based engineering magazine before becoming editor of Aerospace Testing in 2017.

Comments are closed.