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 ATI and EPSRC are hosting a symposium to explore the findings of research into future disruptive technologies in aerospace, particularly those focused on hybrid-electric and electric aircraft. The event will share findings from four EPSRC-supported studies that have been scoping key issues towards future electric aircraft. Focused on themes identified by the ATI, the six-month studies covered structures, propulsion, systems, and environment & economics. The findings will be presented by the lead universities: University of Bristol, Cranfield University, Newcastle University and UCL.
Last year the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) shared insights of its attendance at the Swedish Aerospace Technology Congress 2016 through a blog post highlighting the opportunities for collaborative projects between UK and Swedish partners.
The ATI (last month) attended the 2017 SAE Aerospace Standards Summit (focusing on emerging technologies and the enabling role of standards) which brought together civil and military regulators, aerospace industry leaders and subject matter experts. the event provided a platform to discuss the role of standards to support the adoption of new and emerging technologies such as IoT and Digital Manufacturing, Novel Vertical Flight, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Cybersecurity, Wireless Networking and Nano Materials. Several topics presented at the event are key initiatives for the ATI, including, cybersecurity, digital transformation and the increasing complexity of MBSE and High Value Design which align with the Institute’s technology strategy Raising Ambition.
The Departments for International Trade (DIT) and Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with Boeing, organised for a UK delegation (which included the Aerospace Technology Institute and up to 40 UK aerospace supply chain companies) to attend a two-day Boeing Technology Showcase in Seattle on 25th and 26th April.
Natasha joined the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) in February this year to support the Executive Management team and manage the Institute’s central London office. As Executive Assistant, part of the Operations team, Natasha’s role is central to the efficient running of the business. Her highly organised manner and helpful nature enables Natasha to provide support across the ATI.
Shagufta joined the ATI in April 2016. As Communications Officer, she is responsible for the Institute’s social media activity (such as Twitter and LinkedIn), writing content for the web site and eNewsletter, coordinating the programme of writing and designing white papers and reports, and reaching out to journalists who cover aerospace.
Our recent FirstThursday event held at our central London office focused on Through-life Engineering Services (TES).
The ATI values its relationship and engagement with stakeholders. We have launched our first formal process to gather the views of the aerospace community.