About us

We promote transformative technology in air transport and fund world class research and development through a £3.9bn joint government-industry programme. Over 400 projects are securing jobs, maintaining skills and delivering economic benefits across the UK.

Our strategy

An independent, not-for-profit organisation, 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 technology strategy Destination Zero.

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 Executive Officer

Gary Elliott is the founding chief executive of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), a private company established in 2014.

ATI Board Director

Alan is responsible for the global technology strategy and delivery of the supporting programmes.

ATI Board Director

Paul leads the BEIS Aerospace team that is responsible for working with industry to promote a healthy, productive aerospace sector.

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 Network

Experts from industry, academia, research organisations and Government provide insight and expertise to help develop our strategic priorities.

Programme partners

The ATI Programme is delivered in partnership with the Department for Business & Trade 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.