A delegation of 30 experts from Swedish academia and industry, attended a research collaboration workshop at Cranfield at the beginning of March. Swedish experts from the Swedish Aerospace Research Centre (SARC) and about 30 members from across the UK-ARC consortium and funders joined with industry representatives to present an overview of their aerospace  work. Everyone gave short 8 minute presentations that spurred discussion and investigation of positions, hopefully towards bilateral projects in the future.


The day was split into sessions to cover thematic areas, including Hydrogen, Electrical Systems, Materials & Manufacturing, Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics and SAF. Many took away new information and contact opportunities to discuss with their colleagues back at their respective universities. Regular breaks ensured vital networking opportunities were exploited. Whilst the focus was primarily upon civil aerospace, defence opportunities were also covered.

Roger Gardner, Network Manager of UK-Arc and Yvonne Rosmark and Anders Blom from SARC will explore next steps regarding potential collaborations as part of strategic engagement.


A consortium involving Strathclyde researchers that will deliver what will be the UK’s first medical distribution network using drones has secured £10.1 million in funding from the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

It is the second successful round of funding for the CAELUS (Care & Equity – Healthcare Logistics UAS Scotland) consortium by AGS Airports in partnership with NHS Scotland.


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Read our Farnborough edition of the UK-ARC Newsletter HERE




Farnborough International Airshow

 Hall 4 – Stand 41130

Learn more about the leading capabilities of the 11 consortium members

alongside other UK-ARC strengths

The UK-Aerospace Research Consortium brings together leading aerospace universities to advance collaborative research in support of UK aerospace. It provides a route to access research excellence and to align research agendas across technology readiness levels (TRLs). This talk will highlight the strategy and ambitions of the consortium, its work with the industry and progress in forging international connections.

Roger Gardner – UK-ARC Manager will be speaking in FINN2 Theatre, Hall 2 Thursday 21st July at 11.30am

Also availabe in Hall 4 at stand 41130  – where the UK-ARC stand will describe our various activities and share information about existing member universities


Modelling and Analysis of Opposed Piston Composite Cycle Aero Engine Concepts PhD

For more information, see link



UK-ARC will have a stand at Farnborough Air Show

Come and visit us in Hall 4, the Research & Development Zone, stand number 41130 adjacent to the ATI stand

For more information on the final preparations see the link below


Lecturer/Associate Professor in CFD for Aerospace Engineering:



Professor of Astronautics and Spacecraft Engineering:



For informal enquiries, please contact Head of Department, Prof. Bharathram Ganapathisubramani, g.bharath@soton.ac.uk.

DATE: 15 June, 2022


DARTeC at Cranfield University (invite only) and online

START TIME: 10:00 am END TIME: 2:30 pm

Join us on 15th June for the Airspace of the Future Showcase event.

The Airspace of the Future consortium led by Thales are hosting their final showcase event at the DARTeC facility at Cranfield University.

The project partners are: Thales, Cranfield University, Cranfield Airport Operations, Inmarsat, Altitude Angel, Ocado Group, Blue Bear, Satellite Applications Catapult, and Connected Places Catapult.

Over the past 21 months this multi-skilled, cross-sector consortium has been focussing on exploring the challenges that the future use of drones at scale will face and how we solve them. The project has been developing a coherent, UK-wide solution that will meet regulatory and safety requirements which will enable equitable access to the airspace to all drone operators against a managed and controlled framework.

During the hybrid event you will hear from the project partners who will be discussing what the airspace may look like in the future with regards to creating a safe, sustainable and accessible airspace.