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Aviation

Aviation is a key pillar in both the United Kingdom’s economic and societal prosperity. It supports growth in our tourism industry, increases trade and business investment, and connects people and places both domestically and internationally.

Aviation

Today, the UK has the largest aviation network in Europe and the third largest in the world, contributing over £22 billion to the UK economy and underpinning more than 350,000 jobs. In line with increasing demand, the sector is growing rapidly and future aviation systems will need to be more efficient, cleaner and smarter.

To achieve these goals and reach industry targets of net-zero we must utilise improvements in whole fleet efficiency, sustainable aviation fuels, air traffic management and novel technologies. These new and sustainable business models will transform the way we live our lives, enabling travel for all and securing a thriving UK aerospace industry.

KTN’s Aviation team connects you with the partners required to accelerate your innovation from idea to solution. Our deep expertise and established networks then help you to position this innovation within the competitive aerospace market, providing guidance and support on appropriate grant competitions and networking opportunities.

We support you in overcoming business challenges with solutions that stretch and inspire beyond areas of expertise you may not have yet considered. As one team working across sectors we provide invaluable industry insight and coverage, embracing new ideas to uncover the best opportunities for you and your ideas.

Our Aviation Expert

Hannah Abson

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Funding Opportunities

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021-22, round 1

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6 million to help fund innovation projects with businesses

Opens: 08/02/2021 Closes: 14/04/2021

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Innovate UK Smart Grants January 2021

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 21/01/2021 Closes: 26/05/2021

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Recorded: 13th November

Building the Safety Case Framework for the Future Aviation System

This webinar will give you the chance to hear from Helios who, alongside the University of York, conducted a study commissioned by the Future Flight Challenge seeking to define the high-level safety case framework to support the development of the future aviation system.

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News

09.11.2020

First wave of Future Flight projects announced to negate COVID-19 impacts and deliver new aviation technologies

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the first wave of winners from a £33.5 million investment in new aviation technologies and use of drones to combat COVID-19.

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10.02.2021

Integration of novel aviation technologies could cut costs by up to 48% in the way we move people, goods and services - new report suggests

A report, commissioned by UKRI and the Future Flight Challenge, analysed six use-cases on their potential to boost the UK economy and deliver wider societal benefits.

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