7th May – Bonus Lecture: P-8A Poseidon – Delivering the Maritime Patrol Aircraft   by Group Captain Simon Joy

Please note this will be our final lecture of the season and we will back in September. Please keep in touch with us via the branch website, social media or email.

The committee would like to thank all of you for attending the lectures this season, for any donations made and your support throughout the year.

The RAeS Boscombe Down Branch invites you to attend the following
Evening Lecture:
P-8A Poseidon – Delivering the Maritime Patrol Aircraft
by Group Captain Simon Joy

7th May 2019

The UK has been left without an organic fixed wing Maritime Patrol Aircraft capability since the
withdrawal from RAF service of the Nimrod MR2 and the cancellation of the Nimrod MRA4 in 2010. This lecture will examine the justification for a Maritime Patrol Aircraft and the process that led to
the decision to procure the P-8A Poseidon aircraft at the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security
Review. This lecture will review the challenges of introducing the capability, including delivering the equipment, the approach to airworthiness and safety, the infrastructure, training and the potential wider benefits that come from such an investment. As the UK takes delivery of the first aircraft in
2019, the speaker will summarise the current programme status and preparedness for the
Introduction to Service of the capability  
Group Captain Simon Joy joined the Royal Air Force in 1996. Currently employed as the Type
Airworthiness Authority of the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft within Defence Equipment and Support, his recent background includes commanding Forward Engineering Wing at RAF Brize
Norton where he was responsible for delivering air-to-air refueling and transport aircraft engineering. His career has seen him support numerous ISTAR platforms ranging from Canberra PR9 to
Sentinel R1.  

In his spare time he can be seen practicing for his Black Belt in Karate.  
Lecture Hall
MOD Boscombe Down
17:00 – Tea and Coffee available
17:15 – Lecture Starts  

Are you pursuing CEng, IEng or EngTech status? Attendance at our lectures will help you meet your CPD requirements, and certificates of attendance will be provided!
Visitors Welcome – you do not need to be a member of the Branch, nor a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, to attend. For further details, explore the Branch website  
External members or members without a security pass will need to declare their intention to attend this lecture through contacting us at boscombedown@aerosociety.com by Friday prior to the lecture.

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