DTI bullish about UK aerospace investment

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) claims its £17.3m investment in a civil
aerospace research programme as ‘crucial to a sustainable manufacturing base
for the UK’.

minister Jacqui Smith said the funding would be used for various research projects
by Rolls Royce, to explore new technologies and test out the latest in
scientific innovation.

new programme, called ATAP-10, will draw on £38.8m in funding over four years
-£17.3m from the DTI, the remainder from Rolls-Royce.

said that high quality research and innovation was key to the future success of
British manufacturing.

By Michael Millar

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