Contact Dr David Judt

Areas of expertise

  • Aeronautical Systems
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Aircraft Design


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 wider research interests include, Heuristic optimization techniques, knowledge based engineering design and system integration and assembly.

Current activities

Teaching responsibilities in aircraft fuel systems, and system design for assembly and manufacturing. 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.


Airbus UK
Aircraft Technology Institute
Meggitt PLC


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