Earlier this month, the government revealed plans to invest £154milion in aerospace research.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced the funding plans at the Farnborough International Air Show, stating:

“The UK’s aerospace industry is going from strength to strength and helping our economic recovery. We are the number 1 aerospace industry in Europe and second only to the United States globally… I want to ensure the UK remains at the cutting edge of aerospace innovation, which is why I am pleased to announce that we are investing £154 million for research to explore new technologies like the 3D printing of plane parts and creating lighter, greener aircraft…  By working in partnership with business, we are building a stronger, more balanced economy, creating more jobs and sharing the wealth equally.”

The funds will be used principally in the following research areas, involving companies such as Airbus and Rolls Royce:

–          Wings;

–          Engines;

–          Aircraft structure;

–          Radios, Wifi and phone access.

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