The Institute is committed to producing high-quality research and analysis for the benefit of UK aerospace. Here you can find all our current publications: Raising Ambition, the UK aerospace technology strategy; our series of INSIGHT papers; other reports and documents; and details on Elevation, our bimonthly eNewsletter.

Please note that some reports are restricted and can only be provided to people working within the UK aerospace sector, and so will require registration before they can be downloaded.


Raising Ambition

Building on the Institute’s first UK aerospace technology strategy, published in July 2015, the Technology Strategy & Portfolio Update 2016 provides additional insight into the ambitious long-term plan to maximise the UK’s share of the global commercial aircraft market. It brings further clarity to the technology imperatives facing UK aerospace and the measures needed to tackle them.


INSIGHT_07 – Electrical Power Systems

This INSIGHT document is intended to enable wider consultation on electrical power systems in support of future updates to the Aerospace Technology Institute’s technology strategy, Raising Ambition. This paper highlights the increasing importance of electrical power systems in current and future commercial aircraft and identifies new market sectors that are dependent on enhanced technologies for such systems. Four possible applications of advanced electrical power systems are considered, and the requirements derived from these market applications. An outline view of potential market opportunities is provided to support investment in electrical power systems in these sectors. Initial technology roadmaps have been established to explore technology development opportunities in electrical power systems for UK aerospace in advance of a future review of the ATI’s Aerospace Technology Strategy. The UK industry is well placed to take advantage of the more electric, or all electric aircraft and novel electric propulsion systems, with appropriate investment in technology development.


INSIGHT_06 – Graphene Exploitation materials applications in aerospace

This paper has been compiled to disseminate the findings from an aerospace sector consultation enabled
through a partnership between the Aerospace Technology Institute and the National Graphene Institute to identify applications of two-dimensional materials, specifically graphene, that can be incorporated into structures, systems and propulsion
components. The paper analyses the sector perspectives from academia, research organisations and
industry to propose opportunities where investment in graphene could result in significant positive impact
on productivity, product performance and fuel efficiency.


INSIGHT_05 – Product Verification

This paper has been compiled to disseminate the findings of an aerospace sector consultation enabled through a partnership with the National Physical Laboratory. The consultation aimed to identify the critical metrology needs that will assure performance and quality across the high-value manufacturing landscape. The paper analyses the sector perspectives from academia, research organisations and industry to propose opportunities where investment in product verification could make a significant positive impact on productivity, product performance and fuel efficiency.


INSIGHT_04 – Economic Impact of UK Aerospace Industrial Strategy

In INSIGHT_04 the focus is on the Economics of Aerospace. The publication will look at the economic impact of UK aerospace industrial strategy, and how Government investment in aerospace is making a real difference. The ATI analysis summarised in this paper shows that sustaining current levels of support to aerospace industrial strategy could return around £114 billion to the UK economy over the next 20 years and create and secure an additional 95,000 jobs by 2035.


INSIGHT_03 – Emerging technologies in commercial aircraft systems

This INSIGHT looks at the emerging technologies that will feature in future commercial aircraft systems. Energy storage will continue to be increasingly important as hybrid systems deliver whole aircra level benefits that rely on dependable and high capacity energy storage solutions. Intelligent systems deploying System-on-Chip, multi-core processors or safety critical so ware will be essential for securing and growing UK systems capability in aerospace. And cyber security strategies for aerospace need to be clearly har- nessed to ensure that disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence can begin to be safely deployed in relevant applications.


INSIGHT_02 – Emerging technologies for propulsion

Our second INSIGHT focuses on the emerging technologies that will impact next-generation propulsion. More electric technologies are clearly a key focus for current and planned R&T projects. Thermal technologies are increasingly important in aerospace architectures as new concepts create increasingly demanding thermal loads with reducing opportunities for conventional heat dissipation. Noise is a specific target, driven in the nearer term by local environmental concerns. Emissions targets may also drive change in low smoke-producing combustion systems.


INSIGHT_01 – Digital Transformation

In this first issue of ATI’s INSIGHT, we focus on Digital Transformation. The paper explores the potential for digital transformation in aerospace, and examines the maturity of the UK aerospace sector’s digital capability. It has been informed by surveys of, and interviews with, industry leaders (both internal and external to the sector) conducted by the ATI. Most aerospace organisations surveyed are embedding digital technologies, but principally to deliver incremental efficiency and productivity improvements. Many are not considering the potential to change business models. In this regard, aerospace is following – but it could be leading.


Through-Life Engineering Services Technology Strategy for the UK Aerospace Sector

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) has published a Through-life Engineering Services (TES) strategy that identifies the opportunities of transitioning to TES, and the technologies and capabilities required to enable the transition. Using insights gathered from the sector, the ATI has created a framework for understanding the technologies and capabilities required to deliver potential service offerings. It enables companies to assess where they are on their servitisation journey from a knowledge, tools and technology perspective.

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Newsletter 4th December 2017

Our Early December edition of Elevation includes insights from the ATI Conference, our latest INSIGHT paper on product verification and the recent Meggitt announcement to build a multi-million pound facility in the West Midlands.


Newsletter 6th November 2017

Our Early November edition of Elevation includes news, information and updates from the Institute and the sector.


Newsletter October 2017

The October edition of our industry newsletter, lots of facts and features...



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