Government fuels green aviation with £685m

This new funding will be used to build low-emission aircraft and boost hydrogen technologies

Big Zero Report 2023

British aerospace technology is set to receive record levels of government funding to accelerate the transition towards greener aviation.

Industry Minister Lee Rowley has announced that the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) will secure £685 million for the next three years, taking the total set to be invested since 2019 to more than £1 billion.

Research on low-emission aircraft, hydrogen planes and new engines will be expanded to put the UK at the forefront of this green transition.

This funding is in addition to the £180 million announced for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development in the Net Zero Strategy.

Mr Rowley said: “Since its formation in 2013, the ATI has been an enormous success, already funding world-leading innovations like hydrogen aircraft and 3D printed components.

“These projects are making a real-world impact and could one day help the global aviation industry transition to net zero.

“Today’s commitment is a sign of our increasing ambition and will give large and small businesses the confidence to invest in the technologies that will bring civil aviation into the next generation.”

Make sure you check out the latest Net Hero Podcast episode: