Access to aerospace technology Infrastructure is critical to the validation of competitive technologies for the future of the UK aerospace industry. The facilities, tools, instrumentation, equipment and data extraction capabilities of the UK infrastructure are anchor points for the aerospace industry in the UK and consequently an essential component of the ATI’s UK national aerospace technology strategy.
ATI has mapped the UK aerospace technology infrastructure through a series of consultations with the wider industry. This information has been captured in a database, which can be accessed from this web page. Note that some of the infrastructure technical specifications are omitted for reasons of commercial sensitivity; please contact the relevant organisations if you would like further information. ATI will be periodically updating the database as new information becomes available.
If your organisation owns a facility which you believe may be of interest to the ATI, please contact us using the form below or at info@ati.org.uk.

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The data contained in the database on this web page should not be reproduced without consent of the ATI.

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Facility Organisation Location Infrastructure Classification Sub-Classification Contact Website
Anechoic Wind Tunnel University of Southampton (NWTF) Southampton, Hampshire Aerodynamics - Aeroacoustic facility Noise Test admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Atmospheric Icing Facility Cranfield University (NWTF) Cranfield, Bedfordshire Aerodynamics - Icing Test Facility Icing Test admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Icing Wind Tunnel GKN Aerospace Luton, Bedfordshire Aerodynamics - Icing Test Facility Icing Test Howard.King@gknaerospace.com https://www.gknaerospace.com
Climactic Wind Tunnel MIRA Nuneaton, Warwickshire Aerodynamics - Icing Test Facility Icing Test MIRAEnquiries@horiba-mira.com https://www.horiba-mira.com/our-services/climatic-wind-tunnels
1.2m High Speed Wind Tunnel BAE Systems Warton, Lancashire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic, Supersonic, Transonic brian.cleator@baesystems.com https://www.baesystems.com
Airbus Filton Low Speed Wind Tunnel Facility Airbus Bristol Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic michael.simmons@airbus.com https://www.airbus.com
Transonic Wind Tunnel Aircraft Research Association Bedford, Bedfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Transonic business@ara.co.uk https://www.ara.co.uk
SST1 / SST2 Wind Tunnels University of Cambridge (NWTF) Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Supersonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
T5 Transonic Supersonic Wind Tunnel City, University of London (NWTF) London Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Transonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Mach Simulation Tank Aircraft Research Association Bedford, Bedfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Other Tunnel business@ara.co.uk https://www.ara.co.uk
4.0m Low Speed Wind Tunnel BAE Systems Warton, Lancashire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic brian.cleator@baesystems.com https://www.baesystems.com
Small Scale Transonic Tunnel Aircraft Research Association Bedford, Bedfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Transonic business@ara.co.uk https://www.ara.co.uk
Hypersonic Gun Tunnel Imperial College London (NWTF) London Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Hypersonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Low Speed Wind Tunnel Leonardo Helicopters Yeovil, Somerset Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic alan.daniel@leonardocompany.com https://www.uk.leonardocompany.com
Supersonic Blow Down Tunnel Imperial College London (NWTF) London Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Supersonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
10×5 Low Speed Wind Tunnel Imperial College London (NWTF) London Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Gaster Low Turbulence Wind Tunnel City, University of London (NWTF) London Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
8×4 Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Cranfield University (NWTF) Cranfield, Bedfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
8×6 Low Speed Wind Tunnel Cranfield University (NWTF) Cranfield, Bedfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Low Density Tunnel University of Oxford (NWTF) Oxford, Oxfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Hypersonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
European Transonic Wind Tunnel ETW GmbH Köln, Germany Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Transonic Manager@etw.de https://www.etw.de
5m Low Speed Wind Tunnel QinetiQ Farnborough, Hampshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic IMSMITH1@qinetiq.com https://www.qinetiq.com
Flight Stream Rig S&C Thermofluids Kemble, Gloucestershire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Other Tunnel tony.smith@thermofluids.co.uk https://www.thermofluids.co.uk
High Density Tunnel University of Oxford (NWTF) Oxford, Oxfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Hypersonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Hydroscience Tank University of Southampton (NWTF) Southampton, Hampshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Other Tunnel admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
R J Mitchell Wind Tunnel University of Southampton (NWTF) Southampton, Hampshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
De Havilland Wind Tunnel University of Glasgow (NWTF) Glasgow Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Subsonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk
Shock Tube University of Oxford (NWTF) Oxford, Oxfordshire Aerodynamics - Wind Tunnel Facility Hypersonic admin@nwtf.ac.uk https://www.nwtf.ac.uk

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