Aerospace Technology Institute

Aerospace Technology Institute

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  • Project profile: Ecosystem of Intelligent Self-Organising Sensor Nodes for Helicopter Health Monitoring (IVHM-EVOLVE)

    Helitune Limited is leading a £2.5 million project to develop and produce a distributed sensor network for helicopter health monitoring. The project brings together two industrial SME partners and two academics to enhance Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) to previously inaccessible components, for small and medium sized helicopters for applications including: oil & gas and law enforcemen...

  • Will graphene make the next big change in manufacturing?

    New materials are constantly being invented and developed, but we rarely hear about them, or see them come to market, and that’s because they’re either not that interesting, or its realised that it’s not a viable invention. So, why is there so much excitement around graphene? What makes this material so special? The concept of graphene is not actually that...

  • UK Aerospace Sector Trends 2017

    The UK has the second largest aerospace industry in the world.  It generates substantial turnover and contribution to the UK economy, and creates and safeguards more than 200,000 high-value UK jobs. However, sector trends published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have highlighted a divergence between UK aerospace turnover and (gross) value added (GVA).  Over the course of 13...

Aerospace Technology Institute

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Type: Blog Article

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  • #LifeAtTheATI: Paul Clarke, Lead Technologist (Strategy & Integration)

    Paul Clarke is Lead Technologist for Strategy and Integration at the ATI. Paul joined the Institute in 2015, to lead on the development of industrial multi-disciplinary technology ambitions – working with industry to develop strategic programs. Paul’s role focuses on leading cross-cutting capability agendas, including the development of the digital transformation and product verification strategie...

  • ATI presents its view of future market requirements and technologies at its FirstThursday event

    The ATI maintains a market aligned technology strategy based on a view of potential future aircraft development opportunities over the next 20 years. Building on the Institute’s first UK aerospace technology strategy, and market opportunity outlook (published in July 2015), the ATI published its second outlook report: Civil Aircraft Market Opportunity Outlook 2016. The report provides an update on...

  • Project profile: Large Scale Titanium Casting Facility Project (AMRC)

    University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Castings’ new furnace is part of a major £15 million investment that will enable the UK to compete on a global scale, producing some of the biggest titanium aerospace castings in the world. The new furnace is capable of pouring 1000kg of titanium – the amount required to make a 500kg casting...

Aerospace Technology Institute

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Transformation through digitalisation – intelligent engineering in the fourth industrial revolution

    Written by John Stokoe CB CBE, Head of Strategic Development, Dassault Systemes EuroNorth Intelligent engineering can be described as using a balanced and optimised combination of people, processes and the most appropriate technology, to drive the maximum advantage for a company’s operating model and business processes. Note, the order I have used: people; processes; technology. People are at the ...

  • Inaugural meeting with NLR

    ATI’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Elliott, set-out in his recent An Insight into 2017 blog post, that ‘the Institute remains focused internationally on engaging and collaborating with organisations from different countries’. As part of continuing to drive the Institute’s international engagement programme forward, ATI’s Chief Technology Officer Dr Simon Weeks, and Corporate Development Officer M...

  • NATEP event focuses on new technology for the aero engine supply chain

    Mark Scully, Head of Technology for Advanced Systems & Propulsion at the ATI, recently joined a NATEP event, co-hosted with the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, to look at new technologies for the aero engine supply chain. Held at the Rolls -Royce Learning and Development Centre in Derby, the event focused on sharing the progress of various NATEP projects, and showcasing the...

  • ATI welcomes industrial strategy consultation

    The Government today published its much-anticipated consultation on the UK’s industrial strategy. The green paper produced by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) sets out the Government’s vision for a modern industrial strategy and some early actions it has committed to take. The green paper is available here, and the consultation will be open until 17th April...

  • Project profile: Harsh Environment Electronic Device Systems (HEEDS)

    The HEEDS (Harsh Environment Electronic Device Systems) project is led by Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services with four other partners: the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Raytheon Systems Limited, BAE Systems (Operations) and Cobham Limited. It is a three-year project with a total value of £8 million. The project objectives are to develop next-generation electronic products that are abl...

  • Cranfield University’s Digital engineering seminar

    ATI’s Lead Technologist Paul Clarke was invited to present at a recent digital engineering seminar at Cranfield University. The event brought together key players from the sector to share insight and perspectives on how digital engineering is impacting, and can enhance, manufacturing processes across the sector. Dr Essam Shehab from Cranfield University kicked off the seminar by setting the scene ...

  • #LifeAtTheATI: Enza Canzoneri, Finance Assistant

    Enza joined the ATI as Finance Assistant in 2015. Working in the Institute’s accounts payable team, Enza’s role is largely focused around providing financial and administrative support to the finance department, and contributing to the organisation’s effective, efficient and accurate financial operations. Enza is responsible for compiling, processing and maintaining accounts payable records and tr...

  • Will innovation drive aerospace growth?

    A guest blog from David Hughes, Managing Director of The Business Innovation Group: What is innovation? Almost every business claims to invest resource, energy and money into innovation. But is this having a real impact on growth and competitive advantage? To innovate means to bring a positive change to the way things are done. Essentially it’s an output or an outcome...

  • Project profile: Meggitt Modular Modifiable Manufacturing (M4)

    Meggitt is leading on a £5 million project – working in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Cranfield University and IBM UK – to overcome the challenges associated with diverse, highly-complex product offerings supplied to the aerospace sector. The Meggitt Modular Modifiable Manufacturing (M4) programme will challenge cur...

  • #LifeAtTheATI: Chris Low, Researcher

    Chris has been with the Aerospace Technology Institute since it was established in 2013, and was part of the initial team that helped to set up the organisation. Chris is extremely methodical, which is just one of the skills he deploys in supporting the ATI’s continued research base through several projects that include project portfolio reporting, developing evidence-based case studies,...

Aerospace Technology Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Project Profile: Factory of the Future

    Modern aircraft design focuses on the integration of new technologies and systems with current capabilities; this includes new structures, materials and manufacturing processes. When designing wings there are a number of factors that need to be considered; factors that determine the shape, style and size of the wing. Different types of aircraft will have different wing requirements. Globally, the ...

  • Government provides Horizon 2020 assurance

    Companies and research organisations considering applying for funding via the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme are being urged to continue while the UK remains a member – and this is being reinforced by a commitment from the Government to underwrite those funds. A letter from Chief Secretary to the Treasury confirmed that “the Commission have made it clear that the...

  • #LifeAtTheATI: Balaji Srimoolanathan, Strategy Manager

    Balaji Srimoolanathan is Strategy Manager for the ATI, with primary responsibility for in-depth competitive, market and supply-chain research across the UK and international aerospace markets. Balaji’s role is focused on developing strategic insights that influence the direction of the ATI, feed into the aerospace technology strategy and inform UK stakeholders. He is the author of the ATI’s market...

Aerospace Technology Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • #FirstThursday: “Why should we care about productivity? An aerospace perspective”

    We are grateful to Urvashi Parashar, Head of Sector Analysis, and Ed Bovingdon, Economic Adviser, at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for their presentation at the ATI’s First Thursday event on 8th September*: “Why should we care about productivity? An aerospace perspective“. The slides from the presentation can be accessed here. * The ATI holds a monthly networking...

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