UK Business Minister Paul Scully announced the three winning aerospace projects to receive a total grant of GBP 84.6 million, half from the government, through the ATI Program, and matched by industry. The projects, based in Bedford, Bristol, and Cranfield, have the potential to create 4,750 jobs and unlock zero-emissions air travel by 2030.
The funding is distributed as follow:
- GKN Aerospace-led project H2GEAR will receive GBP 27.2 million to develop an innovative liquid hydrogen propulsion system;
- ZeroAvia’s HyFlyer II will receive GBP 12.3 million to scale up its zero-emissions engines for demonstration on a 19-seater aircraft;
- InCEPTion, led by Blue Bear Systems Research, is receiving GBP 2.8 million to develop a fully-electrified zero-emissions propulsion system for aircraft, which could eventually be used for a "taxi-like" aircraft service wihtin the same city.