Institute for Aerospace Technology

Aerospace Operations


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Dr Jason Atkin
Associate Professor
Faculty of Science

Dr Rob Houghton
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering

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The aviation industry faces many serious challenges relating to capacity, sustainability, passenger comfort, safety and security. At the same time, there are increasing numbers of aircraft carrying more and more passengers and freight.

Our multidisciplinary experts are working closely with industry to address these challenges in a number of areas, through innovative methods and technologies.

Innovative materials make modern aircraft lighter, safer, more durable, more fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly. Using the latest knowledge and technology, our scientists and engineers are working with leading aerospace partners.

A key aerospace operations project includes Human Integration with Navigable Taxiway Sequencing (HINTS) (Project partners include Dr Elizabeth Argyle, Dr Robert Houghton, Dr Jason Atkin, Dr Geert de Maere, Dr Terry Moore, and Dr Herve Morvan).

Associated research groups and institutes:

Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI)

Operational risk & reliability group in the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC)

Human Factors research group (HFRG) 

Institute for Aerospace Technology

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

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