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Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP)

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The Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) is a collaboration between Government and industry working together to secure the future of UK Aerospace. It is creating a shared vision and plan for the UK Aerospace industry for the next 15 years and beyond.   Companies and ADS Members should be aware of the AGP initiatives which could benefit their businesses.  See www.theagp.aero .  The AGP industrial strategy is attached below.

UK Aerodynamics Centre

The UK Aerodynamics Centre  was announced in July 2013 and set up in April 2013.  An AGP initiative, it’s objectives are to: 

  • Achieve a step change in the UK’s capability in complex Aerodynamics by creating a virtual UK centre for Aerodynamics
  • Push the technological boundaries of Aerodynamics through collaborative research and development
  • Showcase the UK’s capabilities in complex Aerodynamics to a global Aerospace community 

Aerospace Technology Institute

The AGP strategy sets out the creation of a new Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) to support the delivery of a long-term, targeted technology strategy. Government funding for the ATI will reach £150m annually by 2014/15 and will be committed for a seven-year period. Industry is committed to matching this investment.  The institute will allow industrial and academic researchers to develop technology plans for the next generation of quieter, more energy-efficient aircraft in line with the AGP strategic goals.   Contact -    Sameer Savani sameer.savani@adsgroup.org.uk

National Aerospace Technology Programme

The AGP has developed a National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP) aimed at aerospace supply chain companies including small and medium sized suppliers to help them develop their own innovative technologies while enhancing their technology management capabilities, thus increasing their ability to win new business with higher tier companies anywhere in the world.  NATEP is a £40m programme over the next 3 years; its objective is to deliver 100 novel technologies through collaborative projects within the UK aerospace supply chain.  NATEP is managed by ADS, actively supported by the regional aerospace alliances and sponsored by the UK aerospace primes and Tier 1s.  By developing a supply chain with a high rate of innovation, rich in new technologies, the UK will be better able to offer the right products and services, at the right time and ahead of competition.  This will ensure that market opportunities are exploited with high value manufacturing work retained in the UK.  NATEP is funded by the government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI). See www.NATEP.org.uk

Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme

The Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme  has been developed in partnership with leading employers to help the UK stay ahead of its global competitors by developing the sector’s professional workforce. Announced by the Prime Minister at the Farnborough International Air Show in July 2012, funding from the UK Government, the NI Administration and industry will provide up to 500 bursaries over the next three years.  It aims to: 

  • Generate more Aerospace MSc qualified professionals with high level skills who will work in the sector
  • Up-skill the existing UK Aerospace workforce and reinforce the supply of skilled people with knowledge and expertise in key areas of technology for the future. 

For further information, see the Royal Academy of Engineering website.

Last modified : February 5, 2014