BVAA held its most recent Executive Committee meeting at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, in Rotherham, UK. The facility also hosts the ‘Rolls Royce Factory of the Future’. The venue had several interesting facets – for those thinking of building new facilities it was enlightening to see how the building had been constructed to be carbon neutral with innovative heat, power and air conditioning systems. Also of interest was the very sophisticated GPS positioning system that could eventually lead to totally automated assembly systems. BVAA’s Director Rob Bartlett was even allowed to disassemble a Rolls Royce Trent engine without any previous experience. Mercifully this was in a Virtual Reality room - frequent flyers should have no fear of travelling in the near future!

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 11

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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