Lawrence Blakeley Head of Powertrain Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd.


Lawrence Blakeley is Head of Powertrain at Vertical Aerospace. This covers all electrical, mechanical and fluid systems design from concept through to certification and in-service. He has previously spent over 20 years in systems design and manufacturing, all within highly regulated industries. Within that he has spent over 16 years in aerospace primarily focused on electrical system architecture and installation design. His aerospace experience ranges from leading the electrical installation of the Orbital satellite launching system and the complete A400M wing electrical installation design through to the redesign of electrical architecture of systems throughout the A350 to enable production and weight targets. This experience covers all phases of the project life cycle from the conceptual design of a CS-25 and SC-VTOL aircraft through to the certification and continued airworthiness of CS-25 aircraft.