Jonathan Chestney, the Technical Director at Dowty Propellers, will be featured at the “Perspectives on Propellers” online webinar organised this month by the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Gloucester & Cheltenham Branch.

Throughout the 80-plus year existence of Dowty Propellers (or Rotol in its original form), the business has often found itself in times of change – and this decade is proving to be no exception.

The company’s resilience will be explored to gain insight into how it has remained successful and why there is growing interest in propellers once again.

The Royal Aeronautical Society ( is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace ever since.