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The Princess Royal visited Cranfield University last week to officially open the National Flying Laboratory Centre’s new flying classroom, a specially adapted Saab 340B aircraft which will help up to 1700 students gain invaluable flight test experience every year.

Celebrating teaching excellence and innovation

Professor Karen Holford CBE FREng said: “It was an absolute honour to welcome Her Royal Highness to Cranfield University today. I was extremely proud to show The Princess Royal how the University continues to be right at the forefront of developing the future of flight.

“Not only are we developing the best engineers and future aviation leaders, the innovative research that goes on at Cranfield is helping to push forward technological developments, aviation engineering and sustainability in the sector. I was delighted that The Princess Royal could see all that in person today.”

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