Aerospace sector receives green boost
The Government has this week (20 July) committed £200m in funding grants, which will be matched by industry, towards developing new flight technology to make air travel safer and greener into the future.
New projects set to receive funding will include developing high performance engines, new wing designs, ultra-lightweight materials, and energy-efficient electric components.
Speaking at Farnborough Connect, the virtual version of Farnborough International Airshow, Business Secretary Alok Sharma also announced the FlyZero initiative to kickstart exploration into zero-carbon emission commercial aircraft.
The FlyZero study will receive government funding and bring together around 100 experts to tackle issues involved in designing and building a commercially successful zero-emission aircraft.