The Future Flight Challenge (FFC) is a £125m government investment delivered by UKRI to advance the next generation of aviation solutions. Phase III of the competition is set to launch in Q3 2021 and, in readiness, Innovate UK intends to set out the ambition for the next phase of the programme.

Webinar recording is now available


If you are currently delivering a Future Flight Challenge project or you are considering applying for the first time, it is highly recommended you attend this webinar. You will hear from the Future Flight team at Innovate UK who will set out the Challenge’s ambitions to enable you to develop your project ideas.


11:00 Welcome & Objectives | Hannah Abson, KTM: Aviation, KTN
11:05 Future Flight Challenge Ambition | Gary Cutts, Director – Future Flight, UKRI & FFC Team
11:30 CAA update on progress and vision | Frederic Laugere & James Bell, CAA
11:40  Q&A
12:25  Closing remarks | Hannah Abson, KTM: Aviation, KTN
12:30  Close
13:00 – 17:00 Online meetings on Meeting Mojo

For more information about the Future Flight Challenge, including details of all forthcoming events, click here.

Who should attend?

The range of sectors needed to help deliver the third aviation revolution is vast and this list is not exhaustive.

  • Architects, engineers and operators of new-concept airports
  • Providers of sensing, communications and ‘detect and avoid’ technology
  • Electric and hydrogen energy system integrators
  • Transformational air traffic management providers
  • Software, digital systems and cyber-security specialists
  • Diverse airlines moving people and goods regionally and looking to prototype novel services
  • New entrants to aviation bringing disruption and innovation to a mature sector
  • End-use customers of emerging markets in rural connectivity, search and rescue, local services, inspection and more
  • Local authorities looking to pilot new connectivity services and engage with the public
  • Transport integrators looking to join road, rail and air for the first time