The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) welcomes Dowty Propellers’ announcement to create a new UK facility

to deliver capabilities for propeller systems and future propulsion systems. The facility, which will be a new UK headquarters for Dowty Propellers, will not only benefit the Gloucester area where the facility will be based, but will also bring wider economic benefits to the UK and help boost innovation in this important field. It is expected that the new facility will be operational in 2019.

Dowty Propellers has also announced a new ATI-funded project, Digital Propulsion. Partners on the £20 million project include the National Composites Centre, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, and the Manufacturing Technology Centre. The two initiatives – the new facility and the Digital Propulsion project – represent the largest ever investment in Dowty Propellers.

A core focus of the ATI technology strategy Raising Ambition is Propulsion of the Future – advanced next-generation propulsion concepts. Gary Elliot, Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Technology Institute, said:

“A key focus of the ATI strategy for UK aerospace technology is defining the propulsion of the future: advanced technologies that will enable reductions in noise and fuel burn, Dowty Propellers’ Digital Propulsion project, through its state-of-the-art digital infrastructure to develop and manufacture propellers, is an integral part of delivering that strategy and building on the UK capability in this important area.”

You can read the full Dowty Propellers announcement to find out more about the announcement.