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15/ May '17

ATI FirstThursday: Science fiction or science fact: Could the flying car be the future of automotive?

By Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer at the Advanced Propulsion Centre   The concept of flying cars has been around for a long time, although up until now it has been nothing more than a figment of the imagination – perhaps best characterised in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ian Fleming’s children’s story of 1968, in which an inventor turns a…

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12/ May '17

Event round-up: Aero Engine Forum

The inaugural Aero Engine Forum has taken place in Birmingham, bringing a major international focus to the event that was held at the International Convention Centre. The conference was chaired by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, hosting prominent engine makers and tier one companies, showcasing supply chain opportunities, and explaining what technologies and capabilities they need from their suppliers. The Aerospace Technology…

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12/ May '17

Guest blog: Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Leadership

By Professor Sam Turner, CTO at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Britain was the birthplace of the first industrial revolution, led the second (technological – industrial revolution), and was an early adopter of the third (automation driven –  industrial revolution). The country now needs to establish its position in the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0), which is driven by digital…

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12/ May '17

#LifeAtTheATI: Gary Elliott, Chief Executive Officer

Gary has been with the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) since its creation in 2014, assuming the responsibility to set up and lead the Institute. As a member of the ATI Board, and head of the Executive Management Team, Gary is responsible for defining, developing and implementing the short and long-term strategies for the Institute. As well as providing strategic direction…

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2/ May '17

AGP LEP and DA Conference – 25th May 2017

The Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) ‘Securing the future of aerospace across the UK’ conference, for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Devolved Administrations (DAs), will be taking place at the Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, on Thursday 25th May 2017. The event will give an overview of the UK’s aerospace priorities at a national, regional and local level, providing a platform for…

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2/ May '17

#LifeAtTheATI: Malcolm Scott, Corporate Development Officer

Malcolm Scott, ATI’s Corporate Development Officer, joined the Institute in 2014. As well as being part of the ATI’s Executive Management Team, Malcolm is responsible for overseeing the ATI’s overall relationship with Government and Parliament. He is also responsible for the ATI’s international agenda, including EU R&D and Brexit, ensuring the ATI is well connected overseas, and developing bilateral relationships…

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18/ April '17

ATI’s response to the Industrial Strategy consultation

The ATI’s response to the Government’s Building our Industrial Strategy green paper has recommended that the Government places a particular focus on enhancing the UK’s high-value design capability through digital technologies.  The ATI proposed that this would require a national entity able to conduct a series of ambitious grand challenges, mobilising the high-value manufacturing sector and industry-facing academia at large….

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18/ April '17

SAE 2017 Aerospace Standards Summit, 25th April

The SAE 2017 Aerospace Standards Summit will be taking place in Cologne, Germany, on 25th April. The summit will address critical technology breakthroughs, and the standards and certification needed to bring new product development to market in a timely manner. Paul Clarke, ATI’s Lead Technologist for Strategy and Integration has been invited to speak at the event. Paul will be…

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18/ April '17

New ice protection in aviation

Climate impact at high altitudes can affect the performance and safety of an aircraft. Ice protection in aviation is designed to keep the build-up of ice from accumulating on aircraft parts such as its engines and surface. Icing conditions are one of the most severe issues for aircraft and engines, and it is crucial that a better understanding and impact…

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18/ April '17

#LifeAtTheATI: Martin Schofield, Head of Technology, Whole Aircraft

Martin joined the Institute in 2015 as ATI’s Head of Technology for Whole Aircraft, assuming the responsibility of leading the development and implementation of the whole aircraft capability – a capability that ensures the UK remains a technology leader. Martin’s role is to take the whole aircraft view of both the continuous development of the ATI strategy, and the resulting…

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