Month: November 2016

Facilities News

Flight Arena
The construction of the new Flight Arena is well underway and is on schedule. A time-lapsed video of the construction so far, can be viewed here.



10×5 Wind Tunnel
The control rooms and instrumentation network are being installed at present. The tunnel will be complete by Christmas 2016/17 and commissioning will begin in January 2017.



Flight Simulator
The company XESA have been selected as the chosen supplier for the new full-motion Flight Simulator. The simulator will be housed in a dedicated simulator laboratory which is being constructed as part of the AMP phase 4 works.



Wind Tunnels T1 and T2
Both wind tunnels have arrived at Imperial and have been built. They are located in CAGB 203. The room in which they are housed will now be handed back to the main AMP contractor who will complete the services and functions of the lab. The lab and tunnels will be handed over to Aeronautics in July 2017.


Plans for the Move of Aeronautics

Planning is taking place for the move of the department. With handover being on the 24th July 2017, the offices, workshops and labs will move over in a phased 6 week period starting on the 31st July 2017.

Whilst we will do everything possible to keep service disruption to a minimum, please plan for potential disruption during the 6 week period.

More details of exactly who and what will move will be made available once the plans are finalised.

Confirmed Phase 4 Handover Date

The latest programme has been issued and confirmed by Imperial. This means that handover to the college from the contractor, Kier will be on the 24th July 2017. This will mark the end of the final phase 4 works which included the final fit-out for Aeronautics labs and offices in the CAGB building on the South-East corner of the South Kensington campus.