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Professor Jeffrey A Jupp

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Professional biography

As well as being a Non-executive Director on the Board of Cranfield Aerospace Ltd. Jeff Jupp is currently acting as a Consultant and is a Visiting Professor at Bath University. He was educated at Enfield Grammar School and graduated from Queens’ College Cambridge in 1964 with first class honours in Aeronautical Engineering. He started his career in the Aerodynamics Department at Hawker Siddeley, Hatfield, working on the aerodynamic wing design for the HS 146 (the BAe Regional Jet) and the A310 Airbus, before moving with the Airbus project to British Aerospace at Filton, Bristol.

He was appointed Chief Engineer for the “Common Wing” for the A330/A340 aircraft in 1987 and Engineering Director in 1993 responsible for the teams working mainly on wing development and support work for all Airbus aircraft. He was appointed Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1996, was Chairman of the SBAC Technical Board 2000-2001 and retired as Technical Director Airbus UK in December 2001. As well as still assisting Airbus, he also served as Chairman of the Environment, Safety and Security Working Group of the UK DTI/Industry Aerospace Innovation and Growth Team Initiative until standing down in February 2006, passing on the responsibilities to SBAC.

He is the joint holder of the 1987 Royal Society “Esso Energy Award” Gold Medal (for the design of fuel efficient wings for Airbus), and was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society 1992 British Bronze Medal and 2002 Society Gold Medal, and four RAeS awards for published papers.