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WEAF to host ‘Spotlight on Airbus’ Bristol event

Membership trade organisation, The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) has announced that for the first time in eight years it will hold an exclusive event at Airbus Filton, Bristol on 16th May 2023.

This event will focus on Airbus supply chain requirements, the AIRTeC facility, the Wing of the Tomorrow Project, Fuel System Innovation and much more. The event will attract a significant number of aerospace and advanced engineering industry professionals from across the South West and wider UK.

Speakers include: Sue Partridge - Head of Airbus Filton; Dave Best - Head of Business, Strategy & Commercial Sales; Pete Smith - Head of Structures Test & laboratories; Trudie Savage - Head of Powerplant, Hydrogen & Hydromechanical Systems Test; Rich MacPherson - Wing of Tomorrow Programme; Steve Archer - Vice President, Wing Procurement; Matt Tudge - Head of Skills Planning, Business West.


08:30 Arrival, registration & refreshments

09:30 Introduction - Colin Turner (WEAF CEO)

09:40 Welcome & intro to Airbus Filton - Sue Partridge

10.00 Airbus Filton Site facilities - Dave Best

10.20 AIRTeC facilities - Pete Smith

10:40 Sue Partridge, Dave Best, Pete Smith - Q&A

10.50 Break

11:20 Fuel Systems test and Zero Emissions - Trudie Savage

11:40 Trudie Savage - Q&A

11:50 Wing of Tomorrow update - Rich MacPherson

12:10 Rich MacPherson - Q&A

12:20 Networking Lunch

1.20 Colin Turner welcome back and afternoon agenda

1:25 Skills - Update in Business West LSIP - Matt Tudge (Business West)

1:45 TBC Skills panel discussion

2.30 Supply chain and market update - Steve Archer

2:50 Steve Archer Q&A

3.00 Colin Turner Event conclusion

3.10 Event close

Bookings can be made online via Eventbrite:


  • Filton, Bristol, UK
  • Mike Richardson