UK Aerospace Technology - An Evolution
The New UK Aerospace Technology Strategy Document is Available to download now!
UK Aerospace Technology - An Evolution was launched at the 2011 AAD KTN Conference on 21 September by Gavin Campbell, Chairman of the Aerospace Technology Steering Group. The document provides a unified industry, academic and Government strategic view of Aerospace Technology within the UK; the markets, technology requirements, and benefits to the UK that the sector provides
Refreshed Technology Roadmaps
The 2011 roadmaps are available now;
Please note you need to be joined to the Aerospace Technology Strategy Online Group to access the roadmaps below.
The UK National Aerospace Technology Strategy (NATS) encompasses an important partnership between UK industry, academia and Government. The Strategy addresses the critical aerospace technologies required to both ensure UK competitiveness in the foreseeable global aerospace markets, and helps industry to meet the ambitious environmental performance targets of aviation. NATS catalyses the UK stakeholder community to come together to shape and deliver the nation's aerospace technology agenda.
One major objective of the Strategy is to identify the technologies and capabilities that must be embedded in the UK supply chain to ensure its long term competitiveness and so contribute to the sustainability of UK aerospace. This vision is captured in a comprehensive set of technology roadmaps, authored collaboratively by the aerospace industry. The Strategy is delivered via collaborative research and development programmes, with joint investment from industry and Government. Research identified in NATS complements that which is conducted by UK companies through other vehicles such as the European Framework Programme.
To ensure the UK retains its ranking as the world's second largest aerospace economy in an increasingly globalised and competitive market, it will need to be at the forefront of innovation. Focusing on UK strength areas, NATS provides the framework to enable the translation of science through to innovative technologies and processes, from the research base through to market, to deliver that competitive edge.