AERALIS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Inzpire Limited, to jointly develop an AERALIS aircraft service capability and technical offering in the context of the fast jet training & support market.
(left to right) Tristan Crawford, founder & CEO, AERALIS and
Brendan Nolan, Managing Director of Inzpire, signing the MoU.
As part of the MoU, Inzpire and AERALIS will collaborate to develop a common mission system architecture that supports a novel and unique service offering which will deliver an advanced operational training concept to meet the requirements of future aviation customers. The AERALIS offering will provide seamless ‘on-demand’ operational air support, using a flexible AERALIS system, bringing significantly lower acquisition and operating costs.
The MoU spans a broad range of services which will be offered by Inzpire, including training and engineering subject matter experts to support the synthetic solution, understanding of the design and utility of the cockpit, and knowledge of fast-jet operations. The two companies will also conduct assessments of collaboration opportunities with overseas partners, analysis of the technical and performance elements of the aircraft and evaluation of the service offering’s programme requirements.
This follows a year in which the British jet developer signed partnerships with several companies building towards the ultimate delivery of the aircraft, including Thales UK, Atkins, Siemens, Martin-Baker and Hamble Aerostructures. Already this year AERALIS has signed a collaborative MoU with AirTanker, marking a decisive step in the progress of the AERALIS jet’s development. The company is currently in Phase Two of a three-year contract with the Royal Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office and most recently was awarded a £9 million digital engineering contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to access AERALIS’ innovative digital engineering approach.
Inzpire is an award-winning supplier of defence managed services and cutting-edge mission systems spanning numerous domains and capabilities. The company designs, builds and delivers the internationally renowned GECO Mission Support System, supports the European Defence Agency’s helicopter pilot training and provides human factors training to RAF pilots. Inzpire recently announced that it is partnering on delivering the next concept demonstration phase of the synthetic solution Platform Enabled Training Capability (PETC) in 2023.
Brendan Nolan, Managing Director of Inzpire, remarked: “I am delighted that Inzpire will be an essential part of this exciting development in aviation. Inzpire is known for its innovation and first-rate customer delivery so is an ideal partner to work with AERALIS to bring capability to the customer.”
Inzpire’s Business Development and Marketing Director, Al Whittle, said: “Inzpire is hugely proud and excited to be working closely with AERALIS to bring a totally new and innovative aircraft to the market. Great Britain has always had a rich heritage of aircraft design and manufacturing and this project continues that tradition using disruption, innovation and most of all, vision. We look forward to combining our unique skills to create a truly outstanding British aircraft.”
AERALIS’s founder & CEO Tristan Crawford commented: “The partner network AERALIS is growing in the UK is going from strength to strength and this Memorandum of Understanding proves that.
"We are delighted to be working with Inzpire, whose expertise and innovative approaches will complement our own as we look towards going to market with our transformational aircraft and disruptive service offering.”