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The Whittle lecture was established to honour Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle OM KBE CB FEng HonFRAeS FRS who died in 1996. Sir Frank had the idea of using a gas turbine to produce a propulsive jet directly. He lived to see the abundant fulfilment, for both military and civil aircraft, of the ‘jet revolution’ in which he had played such a seminal role.

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Frank Whittle’s successors: How government can best support aerospace innovation

Added on 03 February 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Lord Drayson assesses the role of government in the achievements of the UK’s aerospace industry to date.

He outlined the challenges facing the sector over the next few decades – those affecting scientists, business leaders and policy makers before considering how lessons from the past should inform a successful and strategic approach to the future.

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