Publications

The ATI produces high-quality research and analysis for the benefit of UK aerospace. Keep up to date with the latest UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, deep dive into specific technologies in our series of INSIGHT papers and find out more from the ATI from our reports. For FlyZero reports, click the button below.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Aerospace Joining Technologies Roadmap

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.

ATI Annual Reviews

ATI Annual Reviews

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Annual Review 2020/2021

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.

ATI Annual Reviews

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Annual Review 2019/2020

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.

ATI Annual Reviews

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Annual Review 2018/2019

2018/19 saw the ATI's core R&D activities complemented with initiatives aimed at the supply chain, international collaboration and disruptive technologies.

ATI Annual Reviews

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Annual Review 2017/2018

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.

ATI Reports

ATI Reports

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Airspace 2050 Three Futures

In order to provide some fresh perspectives, the ATI has created three alternative scenarios which might play out around the year 2050.

ATI Reports

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Aerospace Electrification: Accelerating the opportunities in the UK

A joint report with WMG presenting a structured approach to accelerating electrification in UK aerospace.

ATI Reports

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Integration of Hydrogen Aircraft into the Air Transport System

A joint report with ACI providing a comprehensive overview of the potential impacts that hydrogen aircraft could have on airport infrastructure and operations.

Directories

Directories

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ATI Tooling Directory 2021

This directory provides a view of the UK's tooling capabilities and potential tooling providers for future R&D opportunities.

Directories

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UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme – Project Directory

This directory provides a snapshot of the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme which is defined by the UK’s Aerospace Technology Strategy.

INSIGHT Papers

INSIGHT Papers

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Near Net Shape Manufacturing: Applications in Aerospace

This INSIGHT paper looks at the opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of near net shape technologies in aerospace.

INSIGHT Papers

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Sustainable Aviation: ATI Framework

This INSIGHT sets out how the ATI is addressing the sustainability of air transport.

INSIGHT Papers

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The Journey Towards Autonomy in Civil 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.

INSIGHT Papers

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The UK Cabin Opportunity

This INSIGHT sets out the opportunity for more innovation in cabin interiors based on market assessment, economic potential and the UK’s strong position.

INSIGHT Papers

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Spillovers: Revealing the Broader Economic Benefits of Aerospace R&D

This INSIGHT paper presents up to date evidence on the magnitude of technology spillovers specifically from the aerospace sector.

INSIGHT Papers

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The Single Pilot Commercial Aircraft

This INSIGHT paper explores the aerospace industry’s journey towards single pilot operations.

INSIGHT Papers

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Global Aerospace Patents: Technology, Innovation and Competitive Strategy

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.

INSIGHT Papers

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The Economics of Aerospace: The Evolving Aerospace R&D Landscape

This study set out to understand the aerospace R&D landscape and how it has evolved.

INSIGHT Papers

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Composite Material Applications in Aerospace

The consultation aimed to identify the priority technologies needed for composite material exploitation, as well as priority product areas.

INSIGHT Papers

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Additive Manufacturing: Applications in Aerospace

This INSIGHT paper looks at the opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies.

INSIGHT Papers

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Graphene Exploitation: Materials

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.

INSIGHT Papers

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Product Verification

This INSIGHT presents the findings of consultation enabled through a partnership with the National Physical Laboratory which aimed to identify critical metrology needs.

INSIGHT Papers

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The Economics of Aerospace

This INSIGHT uses market and economic models to estimate the expected potential impact of government investment and industrial strategy initiatives in the aerospace sector.

INSIGHT Papers

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Digital Transformation

This INSIGHT explores the potential for digital transformation in aerospace and examines the maturity of the UK aerospace sector’s digital capability.

Strategy & Roadmaps

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Aerospace Joining Technologies Roadmap

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.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Destination Zero: The Technology Journey to 2050

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.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Accelerating Ambition

The ATI's technology strategy for UK aerospace, released in 2019.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Propulsion & power: UHBR engine roadmap

A roadmap for UHBR engines.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Propulsion & power roadmap

Accelerating Ambition: A roadmap for propulsion and power.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Vehicles roadmap

Accelerating Ambition: a roadmap for vehicles.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Systems: advanced sensors roadmap

Systems: A roadmap for advanced sensors.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Systems roadmap

Accelerating Ambition: A roadmap for systems.

Strategy & Roadmaps

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Aerostructures roadmap

Accelerating Ambition: A roadmap for aerostructures.