The Protocol Programme (RATE)

The ATI-approved RATE project aims to develop the technologies that will enable key UK aerospace companies and their supply chain to gain a competitive advantage in the huge market opportunity from the all new next generation Airbus Aircraft Families and to help maintain Wing leadership in the UK. The target weight reductions from RATE will ultimately improve the performance and reduce the volume of carbon dioxide / oxides of nitrogen per passenger. The technologies developed from project RATE will also enable the consortium to reduce non recurring costs, provide early product maturity and numerous continuing product development opportunities on other Airbus products.

Short Title: RATE
Project Number: 110054
Project Cost: £14,819,666
End Date: 31st Mar 2013
Time Horizon: Secure
Lead Partner: Airbus UK Limited
Attributes: Safety, Fuel Efficiency, Environment, Cost, Operational Needs & Flexibility
ATI Value Stream: Aerostructures of the future