ATI advisory groups attend joint event in London

The ATI’s advisory groups met for the first time in 2023 at the home of the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on Thursday, 26th January.

The event brought together members from each of the ATI’s six advisory groups which play a valued role in providing insight, challenge and recommendations to the ATI. The groups also work to convene experts in the relevant areas to discuss shared missions supporting the ATI’s aim to transform aerospace through technology and innovation.

Advisory Group members discuss ideas around a table

The diverse insights our groups bring are key to challenging our assumptions and helping us drive innovative solutions.

At the event on Thursday, the advisory groups discussed priority areas for 2023 using the time to understand the role of each group, how their work supports the delivery of the ATI’s mission and what questions they wanted to address this year. The groups also heard the latest on the ATI Hub and how the ATI ensures it has a balanced portfolio which provides the best return for the UK and delivers on Net Zero goals.

Each advisory group is chaired by the ATI with membership made up of senior representatives across industry, RTOs, academia and government from all corners of the UK. The advisory groups meet at least quarterly, with the aim of discussing and advising on topics such as the challenges and opportunities that the aerospace sector is currently facing, and the development of technology roadmaps.

The ATI advisory groups are:

Technology Advisory Group (TAG)

The TAG feeds into our technology strategy for UK aerospace and the ATI Programme. It also provides leadership and guidance to the other Advisory Groups.

Zero Carbon Technology Advisory Group (ZC-TAG)​

The primary role of the ZC-TAG is to inform our zero-carbon-emission aircraft technology strategy which includes roadmaps for hydrogen-powered and electric aircraft.

Cross-Cutting Technology Advisory Group (CC-TAG)​

The CC-TAG helps to inform our cross-cutting enabling technology strategy, including capabilities for whole aircraft design and analysis, manufacturing and assembly, operations and end-of-life.

Modelling Advisory Group (MAG)​

The MAG helps to inform our modelling strategy for the development of aircraft, market and sustainability models.​

Sustainability Advisory Group (SAG)​

The SAG provides an objective and neutral view of the environmental impact of aviation and the steps that need to be taken to reach Net Zero by 2050.

European Liaison Group (ELG)​

The ELG’s primary role is to understand and share information on European policy developments and programme opportunities.