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'Six projects most aerospace engineers will want to work on'

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The 6 projects receiving funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) are:

  • £14 million for 9 partners led by Rolls-Royce – and including McLaren Racing - for high-tech research projects, using Formula 1 know-how to help develop high power gearboxes for future jet engines

  • £14 million for 9 partners, led by Airbus, to design improved landing gear for future aircraft, including introducing electric taxi technology so that engines can be switched off immediately after landing, saving fuel and reducing emissions

  • £9 million for 7 companies, led by Airbus Group, to improve the management of power used on aircraft and replace hydraulic systems with electric control systems. This will deliver lighter, greener aircraft, reducing CO2 emissions and saving airlines up to an estimated £2 billion annually

  • £10 million for 5 companies, led by GE Aviation Systems, to develop advanced printed circuit board test equipment, to improve the manufacture of high quality electronics that can operate in harsh environments

  • a £17 million project led by Rolls-Royce working with suppliers to develop new concepts for future engine architectures to improve environmental performance

  • £16 million for Airbus, Marshalls ADG and Bristol, Loughborough and Cranfield Universities to research and test innovations in wing design.