ATI at Farnborough International Airshow 2022

The excitement is building for Farnborough Airshow, which returns after a four year gap during which the industry has experienced some of its most tumultuous years.

Here at the ATI our preparations are in full swing. Our stand will bring to life how the investments we are making today are leading to future sustainable aircraft, accelerating the aerospace sector’s ambition and capturing the momentum that is needed to achieve net zero aviation by 2050.

And that is, of course, the backdrop to Farnborough 2022: net zero aviation. Never has aviation been so closely under the microscope. Just this week the Committee on Climate Change progress report hammered home the point that the Government’s pathway for aviation relies heavily on very nascent technology scaling up quickly for commercial use.

But never has the industry been so united in achieving its goals. The early days of the ATI saw us primarily focus on competitiveness and retaining the UK’s preeminent position as an aerospace world leader. Now – and as our Destination Zero technology strategy lays out – we are maintaining the UK’s leadership but are also engaged in a race to reach the net zero target.

Unlike 5-10 years ago, we are in complete lockstep with partners including airlines, airports, ATM providers and ground infrastructure providers. The Jet Zero Council, as well as our convening power, has played a key part in bringing stakeholders together.

Asking the tricky questions – the ATI-AGP ‘Question Time’ event.

 But while we are in union in terms of our joint aspiration to meet that stretching target, we need to work together to ensure we are all pulling in the right direction. To that end, the ATI, along with the AGP, will be holding a panel session – open to all – at Farnborough focused on the pathways to net-zero aviation by 2050, with panellists offering their thoughts and perspectives on how we can accelerate progress.

Panellists will include Rachel Gardner-Poole, Chair of the Jet Zero Council’s Zero Emission Flight Delivery Group, Ron van Manen from Clean Aviation, Iain Gray from Cranfield University, Matt Gorman from Heathrow, Paul Clarke from the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, Claire Smith from Airbus and Alan Newby from Rolls-Royce.

Charing the event will be the ATI’s Sophie Lane and if you watched our recent virtual event, you will know that Sophie certainly won’t let the panellists get away with easy questions!

The event takes place after the launch of the Jet Zero Council’s strategy and new AGP strategy so will also be a good opportunity for instantaneous feedback and commentary to make sense of the morning’s announcements.

Modelled on Question Time, this event is open to all and takes place in the Innovate 1 conference room in Hall 1. To register to attend and submit your questions, click here.

We look forward to seeing you at Farnborough! If you’d like to get in touch with our team, please contact us here. The ATI stand is located the R&D Zone, Hall 4.