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Atlas Composites attend £5.1m Aerospace Technology Centre launch

News International-French

2 Nov 2012

Nottingham University welcome leading aerospace composites manufacturer Atlas Composites, Rolls-Royce CEO John Rishton and other industry partners to the official opening of its Aerospace Technology Centre (ATC).

The official opening of the ATC formed part of the University’s two day Midlands Aerospace Technology and Innovation Showcase event.


For most it was an opportunity to see first hand the University’s unique 2000m2, £5.1m facility which is hoped will enhance research and knowledge transfer capabilities and allow Nottingham’s researchers to investigate a range of underpinning aerospace technologies on a scale & complexity not possible within any other UK institution.


Speaking after officially the opening of the centre, John Rishton, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, said: “I am delighted to be opening the Aerospace Technology Centre. Rolls-Royce has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with the University including two University Technology Centres researching aero-engine transmission and manufacturing technologies. This new facility will help Rolls-Royce, the aerospace industry and The University of Nottingham maintain their positions at the forefront of technology.”


The Institute brings together a number of internationally leading research groups involved in work on Aerospace Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, More Electric Aircraft, Aero Engines and Propulsion and Aviation Operations. 


A £50 million aerospace research portfolio

Nottingham University is currently involved in approximately 70 industrial aerospace projects across a spectrum of research areas including composite structures and composites recycling.


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