World Class Research in Sustainable Aviation

Earlier this month the Industry Minister Alan Mak joined UK aerospace industry leaders at an event to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), a joint government-industry funded organisation that drives world-class research in sustainable aviation.

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and a range of other aerospace leaders celebrated the success of the ATI in making the UK a world leader in cleaner and greener air travel, with £3.6 billion of government and industry funding being allocated to more than 400 different aerospace R&D projects across the breadth of the UK over the past decade.

This funding has helped deliver the long-term change to deliver a brighter future for Britain and improve economic security and opportunity for everyone.

These projects have pioneered new technologies which will help develop a new generation of zero-emission aircraft, supporting thousands of high-skilled jobs across the country.

Industry Minister Alan Mak said: “Our world-class aerospace sector is a British success story, with government and industry coming together to provide billions of pounds in unprecedented support to help us lead the way on cleaner, greener air travel. Over the last decade the ATI has been crucial to this, helping our aerospace industry soar to new heights and supporting thousands of jobs while continuing to grow our economy.”

Over a decade ago, government joined together with industry through the Aerospace Growth Partnership to create the ATI, responding to calls for the UK to develop its own R&D programme for the aerospace sector.

How MSM supports aerospace research and development

MSM is committed to pioneering innovative technologies to meet the exceptional needs of the aerospace sector. We have a talented and dynamic team; innovative and creative in developing outstanding solutions for our leading aerospace customers.

Through extensive R&D we have developed expertise in high pressure bulge forming – proven to be a cost-effective alternative to the less reliable methods of stretch forming and spinning. Typically used for manufacturing cylindrical and double curvature components for nacelle, exhaust and ECS applications.

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