Institute for Aerospace Technology

Welcome to the Institute for Aerospace Technology

The Institute for Aerospace Technology aims to consolidate The University of Nottingham’s position as an internationally leading centre for aerospace research
The Aerospace Technology Centre building

The aerospace industry is growing at a phenomenal rate. By 2030 it is estimated that there will be around 27,000 new aircraft in the skies, worth around $3.7tn. It is an industry that is essential to  today’s global community, bringing cultures together and enabling strong annual economic growth  worth $425bn in GDP worldwide.

The UK already has the world’s second largest aerospace sector and global demand is accelerating.  The Government has therefore pledged to invest £1bn, matched by industry, to ensure that the  country seizes the opportunity for continued development, and benefits from the industry  economically and socially, with limited impact on the environment. This is complemented by  European investment of €4bn through the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking and Horizon2020 research  and innovation programmes.

At The University of Nottingham’s Institute for Aerospace Technology, we are playing a key part in  these major programmes: our 350-strong team of leading researchers is delivering world class,  multidisciplinary research and is driving the development of cutting-edge technology that will  radically improve all aspects of air transport.

Working with global aviation leaders including Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Airbus, Boeing, BAE  Systems, Bombardier and GKN, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, we are conducting  technology and knowledge transfer to help secure the European position as true pioneers in this  field.

Established in 2009 with a strategic investment of £10m from the European Regional Development Fund, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and The University of Nottingham, we  have a substantial research portfolio that addresses global challenges through more than 70  projects, valued in excess of £60m.

These projects sit across five strategic areas:

  • Aero Engines and Propulsion
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures
  • Aerospace Operations
  • More Electric Aircraft

We always welcome the opportunity to establish links with new companies, or explore new areas with existing partners, working together towards an even stronger future for European aerospace.

Professor Hervé  Morvan, Director  

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Institute for Aerospace Technology

Aerospace Technology Centre
Innovation Park
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU