The 820th Lecture to be read before the Royal Aeronautical Society, “Progress Towards Electrical Serviceability,” was given by R. H. Woodall, M.I.E.E., A.F.R.Ae.S., and V. A. Higgs, B.Sc., A.M.I.E.E., A.F.R.Ae.S., on 1st March 1951 at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Great George Street, S.W.I. Major G. P. Bulman, C.B.E., F.R.Ae.S., President of the Society, presided at the meeting and introduced the lecturers. Mr. Woodall is a Director and Chief Engineer of Rotax Ltd., and Mr. Higgs is Head of Technical Sales and Aeroplane and Automobile Sales of the British Thomson-Houston Co. Ltd.
It is evident from remarks made in previous papers or in discussion on those papers, that the Aircraft Industry is not entirely satisfied with the electrical accessories available for use in aircraft.
There may be some grounds for this dissatisfaction, but it is hoped to make it clear that the electrical equipment suppliers are very much alive to their responsibilities and that development on an ever-increasing scale is taking place in order to give the aircraft constructors the most reliable equipment possible.