Post-conference info and documents download: With an attendance around 300 altogether, MEA2015 has fulfilled the organizers' expectations.
You can access here a video highlighting the 3 keynote speeches on Wednesday morning. Comments are in French...
A selection of slides from the keynote and oral presentations are available to the conference participants and to SEE members for download on request (you need to be logged in to request access of these documents - Go to mea2015.org, log in and click "Request access" )
In the few remaining days, we know the authors of the more than 100 presentations are very busy in finalizing their slides or poster, which will be the real core of the conference.
But in addition, high level speakers are now confirmed for the opening and keynote addresses on tuesday afternoon : Agnès Paillard will speak for Aerospace Valley cluster, Charles Champion for Airbus, André Benhamou for the regional aerospace industry association, and François Gerin for the organizing societies.
The keynote speakers on the following morning are also most likely to fascinate the audience: Eric Dautriat, executive director of Cleansky Joint Undertaking is going to present "A more Electric Innovation Chain in Europe", Alain Sauret, CEO of Safran Labinal Power Systems: "Power and Data Systems - Hunting for Simplification", and Colin Smith, CTO of Rolls-Royce, will perfectly introduce the following engine session wih his speech "How the More Electric Aircraft is influencing a More Electric Engine and More!"
Last but not least, a dozen of debaters are preparing to confront their vision on present and future challenges in the 2 closing round table, under guidance of an experienced aerospace journalist.
Those are really good reasons for you to confirm attendance at MEA2015 !
Future aircraft technology will increasingly rely on electrical power. From unmanned drones and small, piloted light aircraft which are currently battery or solar powered, it is envisioned that technological developments will see future transport aircraft electrically powered and adopting hydrogen energy storage.
There are many benefits to the more electric aircraft. The move to electric brakes and the recently advertised electrical "green taxiing" systems allow airlines to reduce operating costs and environmental impact during ground operations. Wide-body aircraft already benefit from sophisticated electrical power management systems and increased numbers of all-electric actuators. Current research and development programmes in Europe and beyond are pushing new technological advances to make electrical systems more reliable and power dense. These include new power electronic devices, novel high efficiency, power dense generators, advanced actuation systems as well as real-time power management. These will directly contribute to lighter aircraft and subsequent reduction in fuel consumption and will pave the way towards greener aviation.
Following the successful European More Electric Aircraft conference held in Bordeaux in November 2012, and its national predecessor in Toulouse in January 2009, the co-organisers of MEA2015 ( 3AF and SEE) invite you to participate in this new exciting conference edition in Toulouse. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with top industry and research representatives, to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to technological developments as well as future concepts relating to more electrical aircraft.
- Serge Berenger (Vice President, Innovation and R&T, Safran Labinal Power Systems)
- Christopher Gerada (Professor at the University of Nottingham)
Chair of the organization committee:
- Florent Christophe (SEE & ONERA)
At the same location and time period, the international conference on Fundamentals and Developments of Fuel Cells will hold its 6th. edition, FDFC2015. Both conferences will hold a joint session on fuel cell developments for aircraft.For more information see http://www.fdfc2015-toulouse.org Each conference will facilitate access to the other.