The role of software in aerospace systems

Wednesday 4th September 2019, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Geoff Ramsay, Leonardo

Venue: Room G.03, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

This event is free of charge and open to all, though please register via Eventbrite:


Geoff will talk about high integrity systems and the role of software in aerospace systems, covering several key design features including frequent areas of error in systems, networks and computation issues. The lessons learnt from Boeing’s latest software disaster will also be touched on, with the final portion of the talk devoted to insights concerning future software development in the aerospace industry.

About the speaker


Geoff Ramsay is a lead software engineer at Leonardo, Edinburgh. He is a design engineer with over forty years experience of real-time software and system development in the telecommunications, banking automation, medical instrumentation, marine oil exploration and aerospace industries. Responsibilities have covered the full life-cycle of large and small projects in both design and management roles.

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