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Dr. Adil Dafa’Alla

Specialist Member Airbus UK LtdAero Data for Loads

PhD C.Eng EurIng

Location: Bristol, UK


Dr. Adil A. Dafa’Alla (Ph.D; C.Eng.; EurIng) has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1981. He then did his postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in England, where he was awarded his Ph.D degree in 1988. Currently, Dr. Dafa’Alla is a specialist member of the Aero Data for Loads Group at Airbus UK Ltd. Prior to his employment at Airbus in 1996, Dr. Dafa’Alla has a vast academic and industrial experience. As part of his quest for continuous development, Dr. Dafa’Alla has become a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.). The C.Eng. Designation is granted by the British Engineering Council, and recognised worldwide. It is a proof of high standard of professional experience and conduct. Dr. Dafa’Alla followed that up to become EurIng, the European sister of the C.Eng., granted by the European Federation of the National Engineering Associations (FEANI). His current research interest covers aircraft safety aspect as well as airport capacity planning issues. His research activities are reported in a number of journals and conference papers in addition to many technical reports. Coming from a Sudanese background, Dr. Dafa’Alla also has a special interest in topics related to sustainable development in Africa. He is an active member of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Associate Editor of the Journal of World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (WRSTSD) since its inception in 2003.