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AE Podcast Ep. #3 – Airbus Senior Expert Ian Lane on the A350, Innovation in Aerospace, and Diversity in Engineering

  • 1.  AE Podcast Ep. #3 – Airbus Senior Expert Ian Lane on the A350, Innovation in Aerospace, and Diversity in Engineering

    Posted 12-19-2017 11:38
    Edited by Cj James 12-19-2017 12:33
    Do not miss this episode!

    This episode features Ian Lane, Senior Expert in Composite Analysis for Airbus UK. Ian has more than 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry and his career has taken him from British Hovercraft to British Aerospace, Westland Helicopters and finally to his current role at Airbus. On top of this broad aerospace background, Ian's specialty are modern composite airframes and he was the lead stress engineer on the Airbus A400M and Airbus A350. Ian is also a Visiting Professor in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol, and a great example of an industry leader who knows how to inspire the next generation of young engineers. Indeed, Ian is actively involved with the Airbus Fly Your Ideas campaign, and a regular attendee at many international research conferences.

    In this episode Ian and Rainer discuss:

    • his career progression from apprentice to Senior Expert at Airbus
    • the incredible safety record of the aerospace industry
    • why the demise of Concorde wasn't a step backwards
    • how Airbus fosters innovation and out-of-the-box thinking
    • why inclusion and diversity in engineering are so important
    • and much, much more

    We hope that you enjoy this conversation and if you want to support the podcast, then we would really appreciate a review on iTunes or Stitcher.




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