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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

ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business, expression of interest, Autumn 2020

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects

Opens: 09/11/2020 Closes: 06/01/2021

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UFO (Small Flying Objects) call for proposals

UFO is seeking collaborative projects (of 2 or more SMEs) to develop innovative products and services by integrating new embedded technology solutions in the Small Flying Objects (SFO) area i.e. Smallsats, Drones and High Altitude platform systems

Opens: 27/11/2020 Closes: 18/02/2021

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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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01.12.2020

Sustainable Aviation Fuel readiness analysis on sustainable chemical companies

KTN conducted an analysis on 49 UK companies that are known to be developing chemical processes to convert sustainable feedstocks into products with aviation fuel potential.

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