Southampton Airport is looking for aircraft of the future

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Southampton Airport is looking for aircraft of the future

Southampton Airport is today launching a competition amongst local schools to design the aircraft of the future. Students are encouraged to use their imagination and sketch a transport that would one day roam the skies, with the best design being 3D printed at the airport.

The competition will form a part of the “Spirit of SOU” event that will celebrate the past and the future of Southampton Airport during the week of 8 July. The event will be packed with engaging activities throughout the whole week, from a Spitfire flight and airport exhibition to a flight simulator and choir performance.

Neil Garwood, Managing Director of Southampton Airport, said: “We are always on the lookout for innovative ideas, and it felt like a perfect match to get students involved in shaping the future of the aviation industry. We are looking forward to seeing all the interesting designs, that hopefully one day will fly out of our airport.”

Students wishing to participate should send their designs to SOUmediacentre@southamptonairport.com no later than 1 July. The winner will be invited to the airport to open up the event and presented with the 3D model of the drawing as well as other fantastic prizes.