First Chair appointed for £2 billion Aerospace Technology Institute

Defence industry veteran Stephen Henwood has been appointed chair of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) a joint government and industry initiative that  will see industry and government invest over £2 billion in aerospace research and development (R&D) over the next seven years.

The ATI is a key part of the strategy to maintain the competitiveness of the UK aerospace industry in the face of increasing global competition and technological change.

The new centre has been set up to  bring businesses up and down the supply chain together with academia to develop world-class technology that builds on the sector’s strengths.