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16/ October '17

Innovation funding helps to grow UK businesses

In the past six months, two major independent reports have been published, which both show the beneficial impacts of government funding for innovation on the performance of UK businesses. The first report, published in March 2017 was an independent study commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  The research conducted by Frontier Economics used a ‘propensity…

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16/ October '17

ATI at the AEROTECH Standards Conference

This year’s SAE AEROTECH international conference was held at the International Conference Centre in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is a platform for the latest in aerospace technology and capabilities, across a broad range of disciplines – including whole aircraft validation, structures, systems and propulsion. Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) technology experts Paul Clarke and Mark Summers attended the conference and…

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16/ October '17

Industry-led review on UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) capability

The Government has been urged to help the UK become the world leader in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI): to boost productivity, advance health care, improve services for customers and unlock £630bn for the UK economy. Experts from industry and academia have unveiled new proposals for how Government can work with industry to stay ahead of the competition and…

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10/ October '17

Seize the Digital Opportunity

Dr Ruth Mallors-Ray OBE, Chief Operating Officer, Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Speech by Dr Mallors-Ray at the Women in Aerospace and Aviation Conference (WAAC)   Good morning, and thank you very much for allowing me the opportunity to talk about two subjects that I am particularly bothered about: the potential of digital technology to shake up the aerospace industry, and…

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2/ October '17

Countdown begins for realising ambition 2017

With only eight weeks to go until we open the doors to our inaugural conference, the excitement and pace is really building at the ATI. Due to huge demand ticketing will soon be coming to a close, with very few tickets remaining for sale. The ATI conference programme and our line-up of inspirational speakers will provide delegates with two days…

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16/ September '17

The ATI’s Strategic Review Committee: January date announced

In the past year, around £500 million of projects have been launched through the ATI programme. New projects have been funded across the ATI’s priority value streams: aerostructures, propulsion and systems. These projects have 70 unique partner organisations participating, including 20 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Several cross-cutting infrastructure projects, with applications relevant to the aerospace sector, have also been…

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16/ September '17

The ATI at the ISABE conference

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) recently attended the 23rd International Society of Air-breathing Engines (ISABE) conference in Manchester. Among a line-up of senior industry speakers, Dr Simon Weeks, the ATI’s Chief Technology Officer, was invited to provide an overview of the Institute and its technology strategy for the UK aerospace sector. The six-day event was focused on sharing new insights…

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16/ September '17

ATI contributes to new BSI report on aerospace standards

The Aerospace Technology Institute has been working with the British Standards Institute (BSI) to help develop aerospace safety standards through two key national strategy groups. The ATI and BSI are contributors to the Composite Leadership Forum (CLF) and Additive Manufacturing UK (AMUK). From within the AMUK thematic working groups, standards have been highlighted as a key enabler for the successful…

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14/ September '17

Hexcel’s carbon fibre research joins ATI programme

The ATI has welcomed the announcement from Hexcel that it is launching a new Government-backed research project and expanding its manufacturing facility in Leicester. Funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and part of the ATI programme, the £7.4 million four-year Multi AXial Infused Materials (MAXIM) project will develop progressive, cost-effective materials and manufacturing solutions for large aerospace and automotive…

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4/ September '17

Spoiler success for Spirit Aerosystems

The Aerospace Technology Institute sends its congratulations to the Spirit Aerosystems team in Prestwick on winning a new Airbus contract to produce carbon-composite wing components. The contract, for the ‘spoiler’ wing component of the Airbus A320 aircraft, will lead to a fundamental step change in the manufacturing processes at Prestwick and see the introduction of composite manufacturing and advanced automation…

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