10 September 2024 - 11 September 2024, Hall 7, MEETT, Toulouse, France

Q&A with Todd Leighton, Director Experimental Products, AeroTEC


What will you be presenting at the Aerospace Test & Development Show?

Todd Leighton, AeroTEC’s Director of Experimental Products, will discuss the rapid development, integration, and testing of novel technologies such as battery-electric aircraft and hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft.

What are the key challenges in the Aerospace Test & Development sector, and how will your presentation address them?

Developing and testing new and novel technologies is inherently risky. In traditional aerospace product development, there are countless resources and best practices to help your team avoid failure and execute their work safely. In cutting-edge development, you are responsible for finding out where the limits of the technology are and developing those best practices and safety procedures. My presentation will demonstrated our approach to testing novel technologies on aircraft applications, how we draw experience from other industries, and why we document and share our best practices with the rest of the industry.  

Why is it important to participate in this event?

Having a collaborative environment to share experiences, challenges, and adopted approaches is crucial for the test aerospace community to continue to learn and accelerate the evolution of novel technologies.