David Benbow

David Benbow

David is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.  In his current role he is accountable for developing the engineering capability that underpins the safety and reliability of Rolls-Royce products in service.  Before taking up this role in 2012 David held engineering leadership positions in reactor core design, research and technology, control systems and civil large engine development.  He is currently co-chairing a group who are developing a national strategy for through-life engineering services.

To the Moon & Back Twenty Times

The presentation will consider the through-life engineering challenges for large civil aero gas turbine engines.  An overview of how Rolls-Royce has developed its design and development methodology to meet these challenges will be given.   The improvements in engine reliability and maturity achieved using these techniques will be shown.  Finally the need for a national strategy for through-life engineering services and the key research needs will be discussed.