In 2013 Jenny Body will become the first woman President of the RAeS.
Jenny worked for Airbus (in its various guises) since 1971 when she joined the company as an undergraduate apprentice.
Initially part of the avionics group, she
prepared flight software for the preliminary 'fly by wire' UK test aircraft and then worked on Slat/Flap and Landing Gear systems for A320 and A340 Airbus
After a spell in R&T Management, as a complete change she
became the engineering leader of the Nimrod wing design team at Filton.
was responsible for on-going wing developments and repairs on in-service Airbus
aircraft before moving to the A400M
team as wing design team lead.
final role was in R&T Management again.
was responsible for maximizing support for UK based Airbus
main achievement was the preparation and establishment of the Next Generation Composite Wing Programme - the biggest UK Aerospace R&T programme to date.
She is a Fellow of The Royal Aeronautical Society and is a member of Council, and a founder member of the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee.
She retired from Airbus in October 2010.