The History and Impacts of Aeronautical Engineering


Engineering Studies – H3 Aeronautical Engineering – The Engineering Profession

This topic outlines historical development of aeronautics and the impacts those products have had on society. Innovation in materials and manufacturing are key concepts of this topic.

Key Concepts

  • The impact of aircraft on:
    • Transport
    • Health
    • Cultural awareness
    • The environment
  • Innovation in aeronautics

Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss the effect that aeronautical engineering has had on:
    • Transport of freight
    • Transfer of people
    • Cultural awareness
    • Safety procedures in engineering
    • The environment
  2. Aeronautics has led the way in many technological developments. Discuss an innovation in an aeronautical product.



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