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Accelerating Ambition – Technology Strategy 2019

Accelerating Ambition is the ATI’s technology strategy for UK aerospace. It builds on the UK’s strengths and responds to the challenges faced by the UK civil aerospace sector. It provides a roadmap of the innovation necessary to keep the UK competitive in the global aerospace market, and complements the broader strategy for the sector created by the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP).



Explore the ATI’s priority areas for UK aerospace technology below.


Air Transport Vision

The aerospace industry is at a pivotal moment and the UK can achieve competitive advantage if we work to improve the overall air transport system

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Market Opportunity

Over the next 20 years, the value of commercial aircraft platforms is expected to reach approximately $7 trillion, and new markets in sub-regional and UAM operations for passengers and drone operations have a global potential of between $210 billion and $360 billion over the next 20 years

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The UK must maintain world-class design, analysis, development and certification capabilities to deliver competitive high-value systems for current and emerging markets

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Propulsion & Power

The UK aerospace industry can maintain world leadership in aircraft propulsion and power by developing the most efficient systems that lower environmental impact

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We must grow the UK’s capabilities in current and emerging high-value aircraft systems

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We must maintain the UK as a world leader in aerostructures, including design, integration, manufacture and assembly of the most efficient wings and other high-value structures

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Cross-Cutting Enablers

The UK should drive progress on important and broadly-applicable enabling technologies and capabilities, through collaboration across and beyond the sector

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Economic Impact

Based on ATI Programme investments through to 2026, the UK economy could benefit by as much as £114 billion up to 2035, creating and safeguarding 95,000 direct and supply chain jobs.

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