Environmental concerns, Covid-19 and disruptive technology are changing the aerospace industry. The ATI is at the heart of this, influencing how aviation responds and how UK aerospace can adapt and prosper.
2020 will be remembered as the most challenging year ever for aerospace. Nevertheless, the first half of our 2019/20 year preceded Covid and brought some major successes for the ATI.
2018/19 saw the ATI's core R&D activities complemented with initiatives aimed at the supply chain, international collaboration and disruptive technologies.
2017/18 saw considerable change in our working environment, including managing the uncertainties of Brexit. Despite this, the government has focused consistently on industrial strategy and on raising UK R&D levels closer to those seen in other major industrialised countries.
This report provides an overview of the infrastructure and operational requirements of introducing sustainable hydrocarbon fuels at airports. It addresses the practical challenges and solutions to deploy SAF, from one-off flights to fully integrated supply chains.
In order to provide some fresh perspectives, the ATI has created three alternative scenarios which might play out around the year 2050.
A joint report with WMG presenting a structured approach to accelerating electrification in UK aerospace.
A joint report with ACI providing a comprehensive overview of the potential impacts that hydrogen aircraft could have on airport infrastructure and operations.
This directory provides a snapshot of the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme which is defined by the UK’s Aerospace Technology Strategy.
This INSIGHT paper looks at the opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of near net shape technologies in aerospace.
This INSIGHT explores the path towards autonomy in civil air transport, focusing on the technologies associated with air vehicles, airspace management and ground operations.
This INSIGHT sets out the opportunity for more innovation in cabin interiors based on market assessment, economic potential and the UK’s strong position.
This INSIGHT paper presents up to date evidence on the magnitude of technology spillovers specifically from the aerospace sector.
To support the aim of securing the full economic potential of the UK civil aerospace sector, the ATI undertook an extensive and detailed review of international and UK aerospace patents.
The consultation aimed to identify the priority technologies needed for composite material exploitation, as well as priority product areas.
This INSIGHT paper looks at the opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies.
This INSIGHT analyses perspectives from academia, RTOs and industry to propose opportunities where investment in graphene could result in positive impact on productivity, product performance and fuel efficiency.
This INSIGHT presents the findings of consultation enabled through a partnership with the National Physical Laboratory which aimed to identify critical metrology needs.
This INSIGHT uses market and economic models to estimate the expected potential impact of government investment and industrial strategy initiatives in the aerospace sector.
This INSIGHT explores the potential for digital transformation in aerospace and examines the maturity of the UK aerospace sector’s digital capability.
This roadmap identifies the aerospace opportunities for aluminium casting and outlines the key technologies required to realise them.
This roadmap identifies the opportunities for advanced joining technologies in aerospace. It is intended to be a guide to the UK sector: OEMs, supply chains, academia and RTOs. It provides direction for future technology development and investment for joining technologies.
Destination Zero is the technology strategy for UK aerospace. It provides guidance on ATI Programme investment priorities and roadmaps across three areas of focus: zero-carbon emission aircraft technologies, ultra-efficient aircraft technologies and cross-cutting enabling technologies.