How to build a wing: insights into European aircraft manufacturing processes | University of Oxford

How to build a wing: insights into European aircraft manufacturing processes

Mr Michael O’Sullivan
18:00 - 19:00
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Clarendon Laboratory, University Science Area
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Lectures and seminars
£1 Oxford University Gliding Club members; £2 non-members
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Ever wondered how wings are designed and built to support a gigantic aircraft? Come along to learn about wing manufacture from the former head of the Airbus A380 wing manufacturing project, Michael O’Sullivan. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception with nibbles.

Michael O’Sullivan is an aeronautical engineer, formerly head of the Airbus wing manufacturing project for the A380 – the largest plane produced through European collaboration. With over 30 years of experience in production and management roles at both Airbus and their predecessor companies, Michael has since acted as consultant for a range of international companies. He is currently working with organisations based in the USA and China, which specialise in aerospace manufacturing technologies.