RAeS Heathrow Branch Announces the November 2016 Lecture – The History and Development of Martin-Baker

The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch announces the upcoming branch lecture on Thursday, 10th November 2016, 18:00 hours at Waterside Theatre, British Airways Waterside Headquarters, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. The lecture is titled – The History and Development of Martin Baker, and will be given by Tony Gaunt, Business Development Executive, Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd. 

The November lecture will take you on a fascinating journey of the origin and developments of a company that for over 67 years has been the undisputed world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection seats: Martin Baker, an international lifesaving synonym. To date, Martin-Baker ejection seats have ensured the safety of 7,497 pilots in 93 Air Forces around the world, of which 3,492 are U.S. Service-members.

Martin-Baker was founded on August 19, 1929, by 37-year-old James Martin. He invented and developed the first ejection seats in 1944-6. Since its inception, the company has recorded details of every emergency ejection. It has notes—some very detailed—on practically every successful ejection to date, as well as on some of the unsuccessful minority. From the outset of the business Sir James Martin urged his designers and craftsmen to learn lessons if possible from every ejection. This ethos helped build a world class company that has kept its preeminent place in the industry throughout the years.

Martin-Baker has headquarters at its original site in Denham, and has had a long standing relationship with the Heathrow Branch. Today, the company continues as a successful family run business, jointly managed by the twin sons of the late founder and skilfully run by an extremely loyal workforce. The lecture will be a great opportunity to hear a British Aviation success story.

For more information about this and future lectures, or if you would like to register for this event, visit our event site – ★REGISTER NOW★ @tiny.cc/RAeSLHR.


★★Please note that for security reasons, you MUST register in advance for our lectures ★★

cpdFor those who are presuming the Engineering Council registration, after attending this event, CPD certificates of attendance will be endorsed for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration.


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