The Cranfield College of Aeronautics Alumni Association (CCAAA) represents Cranfield alumni, students, and staff involved in the technology and management of aerospace and aviation. To promote wider interest in aerospace and aviation activity in general and Cranfield in particular.
The CCAAA can trace its history back to 1946 when Cranfield was established. Students formed The Cranfield Society and its members have included many famous names, such as John Fozard (development of the Harrier VTOL aircraft) and Alan Brown (Chief Designer of the F117 Stealth fighter).
In 2001 the Cranfield Society was relaunched as the Cranfield College of Aeronautics Alumni Association bringing together all aerospace and aviation activity in the University. The aims of the Association are:
- To promote and maintain effective communication between the members and Cranfield University’s aviation and aerospace activities
- To provide network opportunities for the members to meet socially and continue business awareness and development through a variety of events.
- To assist with the establishment and growth of national and international associations and liaison with the aerospace and aviation industry and similar associations in institutions of higher education.
- To promote a wider interest in aerospace and aviation activity in general and Cranfield in particular.
- Support and encourage current students.