About us

We promote transformative technology in air transport and fund world class research and development through a £3.9 billion joint government-industry programme. Over 300 projects are securing jobs, maintaining skills and delivering economic benefits across the UK.

Our strategy

The ATI creates the technology strategy for UK aerospace, which builds on the UK’s strengths and responds to the challenges faced by the UK civil aerospace sector. It provides a roadmap of the innovation necessary to keep the UK competitive in the global aerospace market, and complements the broader strategy for the sector created by the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP). Projects funded through the ATI Programme must align with the strategy.


Our people

Our team is drawn from across the sector and beyond, providing stakeholders with the expertise, energy and passion to further the UK's aerospace industry.

Chief Innovation Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Simon is a key influencer in the UK’s technology strategy and provides thought leadership for the ATI.

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Gary has responsibility for the strategic direction of the Institute and its operational performance.

Our networks

We convene the sector and work with many different organisations to support aerospace in the UK. As well as bringing people together at events, we are supported by advisory groups drawn from colleagues across the sector, and we maintain excellent relationships with our international counterparts.


Advisory groups

Colleagues across the sector provide insight and expertise to help develop our technology strategy.

Programme partners

The ATI Programme is delivered in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK. We also work closely with the AGP, the Catapult network, and the UK-ARC academic network.

International ATI


International engagement is a key part of the UK aerospace technology strategy. It increases impact and allows individual nations to pool talent, resources and capabilities to address global challenges.


The ATI champions innovation and collaboration. Our inclusive working environment encourages creativity, energy and enthusiasm for our overall mission. As part of our team, you will gain a unique view of the aerospace sector and take your career to new heights.

Featured Vacancy

Cranfield | On application


We are looking for a highly capable Technologist to join our Technology team (up to Senior Technologist level). This is an incredibly exciting time to join the ATI following the...