UK consortium to accelerate high-volume composite technologies


GKN Aerospace is leading a new UK industry consortium called ASCEND (Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development) to develop and accelerate composite material and process technologies for the next generation of energy-efficient aircraft and future mobility.

The £40m consortium, funded by a £20m commitment from industry and £19m from the UK government via the Aerospace Technology Institute, will focus on greater adoption of composite technologies and the industrialisation of new technologies, as well as accelerating aerospace production rates to meet future high-volume requirements.

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For the full story, see the April 2021 edition of MobileTex.