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Frazer-Nash’s support for future opportunities in UK’s aviation sector

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Frazer-Nash has recently demonstrated its position as a trusted partner to the UK’s aviation industry.

Frazer-Nash has recently demonstrated its position as a trusted partner to the UK’s aviation industry by playing a key role in the release of a strategic plan by the cross-sector Future Aviation Industry Working Group for airspace integration (FAIWG:AI).

The plan, Let’s get flying: our plan for action, outlines a vision covering a three to five-year period in the UK where an emerging generation of aviation vehicle types can be successfully integrated alongside existing airspace users.

Over the last year, Frazer-Nash Aerospace Business Manager, Luke Bonnett, has been representing the Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space Group (ADS) through his role as the Chair of ADS Advanced Air Mobility Special Interest Group. Luke was the workstream lead for the development of the report, and worked collaboratively with the entire working group’s membership to deliver it. The group worked to define an industry viewpoint on what is needed to overcome the challenges of airspace integration for Future Flight technologies.

Luke says:

“The strategic plan is the start of a journey to help government, regulators, industry and airspace users work together to bring economic, environmental and societal benefits to the UK at scale.

“It was a pleasure to work with such a diverse and talented group on this report, and I now look forward to working collaboratively with government, the regulator and industry to help deliver a new aviation system that can improve the lives of everyone in the UK.”

The FAIWG:AI was founded by Connected Places Catapult and UK Research and Innovation at the start of 2022, sponsored by Civil Aviation Authority, Department for Transport (DfT) and supported by a host of Future Flight industry leaders.

Throughout this year, the FAIWG:AI will be developing and supporting the 18 actions

 in the plan that have been identified across three themes:

- Accelerating speed to market

- Establishing economic models

- Clarifying roles and responsibilities.

The full report can be here UK airspace integration plan announced – UKRI

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