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Airport hosts future aerospace engineers from University of Bath
Ten aircraft engineers of the future paid a visit to Bristol International today (28th February) to see first hand how aircraft design can influence the way a busy regional airport operates.
The Aerospace Engineering students from the University of Bath discussed subjects including air traffic control, baggage handling and aircraft turnaround with the airport experts, and were then given an airside tour to see how aircraft design influences day-to-day operations such as stand configuration.
Senior Lecturer, Dr Mike Wilson, said:
“The students are working on a project focusing on the design of a new aircraft, and visiting an airport ensures they are considering all of the complexities involved, and taking into account the different needs of passengers, airlines and airports.”
Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director at Bristol International Airport, said:
“New technology and breakthroughs in aircraft design could open up new destinations to travellers to and from Bristol International as well as continuing to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. This was a great opportunity to help the next generation of aircraft engineers understand the airport’s needs.”
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