Contact Dr David Judt

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David Judt, is a Lecturer in Airframe Systems Design. Previously David has worked on a number of research projects in a full time capacity, including Factory of Aircraft Future (FOAF) which explored Airbus wing production increases through technological and design change solutions of wing systems equipping. During Clean Sky TE he worked on airframe systems modelling for future rotorcraft technologies. His current research includes involvement in Meggitt PLC and UK ATI’s UHBR Thermals project focusing on integrated thermal solutions for fuel and hydraulic systems coupled to engine heat losses. David is a ARAeS and treasurer of the local RAeS Cranfield Branch.

His research interests include, Heuristic optimization techniques, conceptual design and assembly line optimization.

Current activities

Teaching responsibilities in aircraft fuel systems, and system design for assembly and manufacturing. His student support activities include supervision of 4-5 Master student thesis annually and continuous technical support for the aerospace vehicle design MSc. group design project.

  • KBE approaches to fuel quantity measurement system design
  • Alternative fuel gauging technologies and system architectures
  • Wing system equipping philosophy changes through design


Airbus UK
Aircraft Technology Institute
Meggitt PLC


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