The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) has provided Meggitt PLC with £3.7 million of Government funding to finance research and development in advanced thermal systems technology for next-generation energy efficient ultra-high bypass ratio (UHBR) aero engines.

The co-funded programme will focus on developing innovative new technologies which will enable the design of increasingly lighter, more compact thermal management solutions to maximise aero engine performance.

ATI’s Chief Executive Officer Gary Elliott said:

We are pleased to support this project to deliver novel heat management technology, which is a key enabler for next-generation engines. It demonstrates the UK’s technological capability in a challenging but strategic area.

Hugh Clayton, Meggitt PLC Group Director, Engineering & Strategy added:

Meggitt is grateful for this ATI funding as we continue our focus on developing heat exchangers for the next generation of engines for passenger aircraft. This technology is an important enabler for more efficient and quieter air travel.

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