The Institute for Aerospace Technology was established in 2009 with a strategic investment of £10m from the European Regional Development Fund, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
A purpose build Aerospace Technology Centre was opened by the CEO of Rolls Royce Sir John Rishton in 2012.
The UK is the world’s second largest aerospace sector and global demand is accelerating. The Government pledged to invest £1bn, matched by industry, to ensure that the UK 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.
Aerospace at Nottingham is playing a key part in these major programmes: our 400-strong team of leading researchers are delivering world class, multidisciplinary research and are 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.
Some of our key partners and their website links are: