Supporting UK Composites

Aerospace Interiors Sector Showcase

New Date Announced

Fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) play a large role in aircraft interiors, from ceiling and wall panels, to seats and lavatory pods, dividers and stowage bins. FRPs, particularly thermoplastic composites, are widely applauded for their high-strength, lightweight properties, which will only become more valuable as the demands on aircraft designers look to design higher capacity planes.

For the next generation of aircraft, the need to meet CO2 emission reduction targets by reducing fuel burn will drive down airframe weights making the use of composites more crucial for both structural and non-structural components and driving innovation in interior design.

This event will be relevant to the defence and aerospace sectors.


09:15    Registration

10:00    Welcome
Composites UK

10:10    KEYNOTE
Neil McManus, Chief Operating Officer, AVIC Cabin Systems


10:40    Developing a Roadmap for Aircraft Interiors
William McClintock, Aerospace Technology Institute

11:00    BREAK

11:30    Advanced Composites Technology - Enabling Future Aerospace Interiors
Sean Cooper, National Composites Centre

11:50    Aircraft Interiors Structural Certification Analysis and Reports
Warren Leigh, High Peak Courses

12:10    Clean Sky Projects at TWI: Towards Quieter and More Environmentally Friendly Aircrafts
Sofia Sampethai, TWI Limited

12:30    LUNCH

Biobased Materials

13:30    Sustainable Composite Materials in Aircraft Interiors
Samantha Bunyan, Cecence

13:50    The Latest Developments in Bio-Based PFA Resin Prepregs for Aircraft Interiors
Ben Hargreaves, Composites Evolution

14:10    Boeing 757 Luggage Lockers: A Biocomposites Case Study
Nick Smith, SHD Composite Materials

14:30    BREAK

Advances in Design, Materials, Manufacturing and Automation

15:00    Deep Learning for Materials Design and Process Optimisation
Ben Pellegrini, Intellegens

15:20    Machining with Robots to Produce Aerospace Interiors
Philippa Glover, CNC Robotics

15:40    Innovative Materials for Lightweighting: 3M Glass Bubbles
Vanessa Banfield, 3M

16:00    The Role of Aluminium Matrix composites in Aircraft Interiors
Richard Thompson, Alvant

16:20    Close
16:20    Tour of Concorde (Pre-booked delegates only, lasts up to an hour)

Exhibition space

Limited table-top exhibition space is available at this event. We invite you to express your interest in a space by contacting us. If successful prices will be £350 + VAT for members and £560 + VAT for non-members. Price includes one delegate place.


Sponsorship Type Members Non-Members
Delegate pack inserts £200* £450*
Literature on reception desk £125* £300*
Refreshment sponsor £600* £1250*
Event email sponsor £350* n/a
Social media posts £200* n/a

* Exc. of VAT. To discuss further please contact us.

Optional Tour

The 45 - 60 minute Concorde Tour will focus around our supersonic superstar just across the runway from where all British Concorde’s were built. As you walk around the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly, we will take you on a journey all the way from its beginnings in the 1950s to its retirement in 2003. Learn about many of its engineering triumphs, record-breaking achievements and the social history of those who flew and worked on these ground-breaking aeroplanes.

Limited places available - please select the tour option from the pull down when booking.


Registration is open below. Composites UK members must login first to see the reduced pricing. Only one place can be booked at a time, please repeat the process for more places.

Composites UK Members: £145
NCC members: £205 (contact NCC for the coupon code)
Non-Members: £285
Speakers: £50 - use the coupon code sent to you in the abstract acceptance email.

Charity Dinner

Join us for our networking Charity Dinner the evening before at The Grange Mercure Bristol North hotel to raise money for YoungMinds.

Are you a member of Composites UK?If you log in you can book at a price of £145.00 (+ options) for this item.

Prices exclude VAT which will be added at checkout.
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