Presented by: 
Alan Emmerson
Date: 
Tue 26 Jul, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: 
Physiology Lecture Theatre (Building 63) Room 358

Instrumentation for the control of airworthiness in the face of structural fatigue. 

Alan Emmerson is an aeronautical engineer of some 47 years standing. He worked in Australian aviation for thirty three years, being concerned mainly with the problems of safety regulation, and in particular ageing aircraft. He has written many papers on airworthiness control and more than a few have been published by organisations such as NASA , and the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue, and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

During the 1970's he was responsible for devising and implementing individual fatigue life monitoring schemes for the RAAF's Mirage I I I , Macchi MB366, and F i l l aircraft. While a chief engineer at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, he was in charge of aircraft maintenance policy and continuing airworthiness, (especially the control of ageing aircraft) and of airworthiness strategies generally. He devised or approved quite a few of the rules which govern civil aviation in Australia today, and his precepts have found their way into the rules of other nations.

Alan is a graduate of the RAAF Academy, the University of Sydney, RAAF Basic Flying Training School and RAAF Staff College. He has been elected as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He was a member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation's panel of airworthiness experts.

Alan has asked that Chatham House rules apply to tonight's talk. That is, you are free to talk about what was said here tonight with the people who are now in the room - but no one else.