British companies are using Farnborough to get more young people to consider a career in aerospace. The North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) will be joined by the University of Manchester to press home the message that careers in aerospace can be both rewarding and exciting.

The exhibition team, led by Professor Philip Withers, director of the University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute, will showcase cutting edge technologies being developed by engineers and scientists to lower the environmental impact of air travel.

From Friday, the University of Manchester‘s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be featuring its ‘So you think you can design a jet engine’ exhibit.

 NWAA youth

The exhibition is funded by the EPSRC and the Royal Academy of Engineering and endorsed by Rolls-Royce and MACE to show how jet engines work by allowing young people and their families to take a virtual 3D journey through its critical components.

“Given the fact that the global aerospace industry with all its technology is represented at Farnborough, there is no better opportunity to showcase our industry to its potential workforce,” says Martin Wright, NWAA Chief Executive Officer.

Source: Flight International