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Biography

Mike Bromfield is a Flight Safety Researcher within the Mobility and Transport FRC and a Senior Lecturer in Aerospace in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering within the Engineering and Computing Faculty. Mike currently divides his time between research, consultancy activities and teaching (aviation safety, flight dynamics, flight test and flight simulation at undergraduate and post-graduate levels). Mike is a Chartered Engineer and a trained flight test engineer. He is a Fellow of The Royal Aeronautical Society and Member of The Society of Flight Test Engineers. In 2014, Mike was (jointly) awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Bronze Medal for a ‘Best Written Journal Paper’and in the same year he was awarded the ‘Pete Clark Award’ by the UK Light Aircraft Association for his contribution to aviation safety. Mike is a private pilot and holds UK and Australian PPL (A) licences.

Mike’s current research activities include the investigation of Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I) encompassing prevention, recognition and recovery strategies. In his work, he makes extensive use of flight dynamics, flight testing and flight simulation/modelling.

Prior to joining Coventry University, Mike was awarded a Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship in aviation safety at Brunel University.  He also became a part-time lecturer in Aerospace. He was active in LOC-I research with particular interests in pilot workload and performance related to aircraft flying qualities. Mike was involved in industry-driven collaborative research into stall/spin accidents. His teaching commitments included contributions to BEng. and MEng./MSc. programmes including aviation safety, flight testing and flight simulation.

Prior to joining Brunel University, Mike was principal of a flight simulation and training company in Australia. He has also held systems and technology roles working with Westland Helicopters, BAe Systems and senior management roles with Unilever Engineering, Tyco International and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

Area of Expertise:

  • Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I)
  • Aircraft Flying Qualities
  • Flight Test Principles and Practice
  • Flight Data Monitoring/Flight Operations Quality Assurance

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Research Interests

Flight safety; Air Accident Investigation; Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Brunel University

External positions

Technical Committee Member (Modelling & Simulation), American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

3 Mar 2019 → …

Working Group Member, Transformative Vertical Flight, NASA

1 Dec 2018 → …

Committee Member, Corporate Aviation Safety Executive

1 Jul 2018 → …

Working Group Member, EASA European Operators Flight Data Monitoring Workgroup

1 Apr 2016 → …

Committee Member, UK Flight Safety Committee (UKFSC)

1 Apr 2014 → …

Council Member, General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo)

1 Apr 2013 → …

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Research Output 1986 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluation of Low-Cost Solutions to Support Flight Operations Quality Assurance

Bromfield, M., Walton, T. & Wright, D., 19 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Air Transportation. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Quality assurance
Aircraft
Civil aviation
Costs
Aviation
12 Downloads (Pure)

Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I) – Time to Re-define?

Bromfield, M. & Landry, S., 15 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the AIAA 2019 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3612

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
File
Accidents
Aircraft
Recovery
Flight simulators
Aviation
2 Downloads (Pure)

Passive Sidesticks and Hard Landings – Is there a Link?

Wolfert, F., Bromfield, M., Stedmon, A. & Scott, S., 17 Jun 2019, Proceedings of AIAA 2019 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA, 17-21 June 2019. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3611

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
File
Landing
Deflection yokes
Jet aircraft
Monitoring
Accidents

Angle of attack displays in the cockpit – Are they fit for purpose?

Everett, S. B., Bromfield, M. A., Scott, S. & Stedmon, A. W., 29 Jun 2018, 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, AIAA 2018-3263

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

File
Cockpits (aircraft)
Angle of attack
Display devices
Aviation
Aircraft
1 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluation of COTS Solutions to Support Flight Operations Quality Assurance in Business/Corporate Aviation

Bromfield, M., Walton, T., Wright, D. & Rusby, M., 29 Jun 2018, Proceedings of the AIAA Aviation 2018. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 13 p. 2018.3197

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

File
Quality assurance
Aviation
Aircraft
Civil aviation
Monitoring

Activities 2013 2019

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 4 Publication peer-review

Journal of Air Transportation (Journal)

Mike Bromfield (Associate Editor), Thomas Walton (Co-editor), David Wright (Co-editor)
1 Jul 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Air Transportation (Journal)

Mike Bromfield (Associate Editor), Thomas Walton (Co-editor), David Wright (Co-editor)
16 Jul 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Loss of Control In Flight Research

Mike Bromfield (Speaker)
11 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Aerospace (Journal)

Mike Bromfield (Associate Editor)
19 May 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Invited Talk: ' Flying Cars - will they ever take-off?'

Mike Bromfield (Speaker)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Prizes

Peter Clarke Award

Mike Bromfield (Recipient), 1 Nov 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File
Accidents
Air

Royal Aeronautical Society Bronze Award

Mike Bromfield (Recipient), 1 Sep 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Bronze
Aircraft
Engines
Recovery

Press / Media

Flying cars could bring sci-fi to our cities

Mike Bromfield

11/07/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Air taxis - why they are no longer pie in the sky

Mike Bromfield

15/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Electric VTOL - Safety by Design

Mike Bromfield

4/06/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research