Low Carbon Aircraft Technology Exploitation (LOCATE)

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd (HAV) led a collaborative industrial research team with partners from industry and academia to advance the fundamental and interrelated enabling technologies required to maintain the UK’s lead in the field of hybrid aircraft.

The project focused on lowering the developmental risks in key technology areas such as novel aircraft aerodynamics, carbon composite structures, avionics monitoring systems and improving rate production to enable launch of production design and manufacture. The project results will be exploited by HAV and the UK aerospace supply chain, generating UK jobs and maintaining HAV’s lead in the field of hybrid aircraft and lighter-than-air technology.

The LOCATE programme comprised of 4 associated work packages, all supporting the Airlander aircraft that Hybrid Air Vehicles is developing.

Download the Low Carbon Aircraft Technology Exploitation (LOCATE) case study
Short Title: LOCATE
Project Number: 101798
Project Cost: £3,775,276
End Date: 31st Jan 2017
Time Horizon: Exploit
Lead Partner: Hybrid Air Vehicles
Attributes: Safety, Fuel Efficiency, Cost
ATI Value Stream: Aircraft of the future