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Dr Anil Padhra

Senior lecturer in aviation studies, Kingston University.

Overview

Dr Padhra is a senior lecturer in aviation studies at Kingston University. He combines lecturing with on-going collaborative research with British Airways, giving him a unique standpoint from which to engage with his students. He has previously worked at the National Air Traffic Services, where he spent time training as an air traffic controller, before moving on to the commercial aviation business world. He has worked both for Easyjet as an operations research analyst and then as a flight operations engineer at BA.

His areas of expertise within this field are wide and he is able to talk with authority on the subject. Air plane performance and fuel efficiency, the building of new super model jumbo jets, why airspace has to occasionally close and how experts might search for missing aircraft all sit comfortably within his remit.

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2009 2009 PhD Atmospheric Boundary Layers (Reading University and the UK Met Office)
2005 MSc Computational Aerodynamics (Imperial)
2004 BEng Aerospace Engineering (Liverpool)

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2013 - Senior lecturer in aviation studies, Kingston University.
2012 - 2013 Flight operations engineer, British Airways.
2010 - 2012 Operations research analyst, Easyjet.
2009 - 2010 Air traffic controller and research analyst at NATS (National Air Traffic Services).

Media Highlights

Anil has previously written a regular column for The Asian Voice publication, which describes itself as a publication building a bridge between the British Asian community and its adopted homeland of the UK. He is able to talk about a wide variety of aviation issues with authority and in an accessible style. Please contact the University press office to get in touch with him.

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