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Ms. Jenny Body

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Royal Aeronautical Society
4 Hamilton Place
London, London W1J 7BQ
United Kingdom

Company Description: The Royal Aeronautical Society, founded in 1866 to further the art and science of aeronautics and who listed Orville and Wilbur Wright amongst its early members, is...   more

Employment History

  • WiSET
  • Founder Member
  • President
    President Royal Aeronautical Society

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • honorary Doctorate of Engineering
    University of West of England
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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar ..., 24 Feb 2014 [cached]
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker receives his Fellowship from Royal Aeronautical Society President Jenny Body. 12:11 AM
To be recognised alongside those who are pioneers in the aviation and aerospace industry is a great privilege," al-Baker said after receiving his Fellowship certificate from RAeS president Jenny Body.
He added: "Aviation and aerospace are where they are today because of those who turned their visions and dreams into a reality. And I am grateful that my vision for Qatar Airways has become a reality through the hard work and passion of myself and all Qatar Airways staff. I would like to recognise the Royal Aeronautical Society for their outstanding contribution to industry and thank them for this wonderful tribute."
Al-Baker was nominated by Body and RAeS Chief Executive Simon Luxmoore "based on his outstanding contribution to aviation and his significant impact on the growth of Qatar Airways."
"The Royal Aeronautical Society is very pleased to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of aviation and it was a pleasure to be able to present Mr al-Baker's Fellowship Certificate in person, on board one of the Qatar Airways fleet of 787 Dreamliners in Singapore," Body said.
Ms Jenny Body - ex ..., 13 Oct 2013 [cached]
Ms Jenny Body - ex officio
Herstory - What women & girls say : Management and leadership, 21 Dec 2011 [cached]
Jenny Body
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 aircraft.
After a spell in R&T Management, as a complete change she became the engineering leader of the Nimrod wing design team at Filton. Subsequently she 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. Her final role was in R&T Management again. She was responsible for maximizing support for UK based Airbus R&T.
Her 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.
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Jenny Body
President , President Royal Aeronautical Society
Jenny Body, OBE, FRAeS is President of the Royal Aeronautical Society. She became its first-ever female President when she took over the post in May 2013. Jenny is one of the most experienced and successful female aeronautical engineers in Britain today and in 2010 she was awarded an OBE for her services to engineering.
Jenny's long and successful career in the aerospace industry began in 1971, as a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate apprentice with British Aerospace. The company became BAE Systems and then in 2001 it became Airbus, the world's leading commercial aircraft manufacturer. Jenny's career encompassed flight software for the world's first fly-by-wire aircraft, the Airbus A320 in the 1980s; wing control surfaces and landing gear systems for the Airbus A320 and A340 in the 1980s/early 1990s; and thereafter holding increasingly senior positions, Jenny led large engineering teams working on improvements to Airbus in-service aircraft; and on Nimrod and Airbus A400M wing designs.
Always at the forefront of technological development, Jenny played a key role in her company's transformation into Airbus and in its continuing success. In the last decade or so, increasingly strategic roles culminated in industrial responsibility for determining the future of UK civil aviation through its forthcoming technology programmes; when, working with Government and other industry leaders, Jenny established the huge, multi-million pound UK Aerospace Research and Technology (R&T) programme, designated 'Next Generation Composite Wing'.
Jenny works tirelessly as an active supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) development in schools. She is keen to encourage gender and ethnic diversity in the aeronautical and engineering industries and to dispel engineering stereotypes.
As well as being President, Jenny is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a member of the Council. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from University of West of England in July 2013. In October 2013 she became a Fellow of City and Guilds of London Institute.
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