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Britain’s aerospace sector is launching a new push for green innovation

By Josh Lowe  

Co-funded by the ATI and led by Rolls-Royce, ACCEL aims to break the world record for the fastest all-electric flight

This article is an interview with Gary Elliott, the Chief Executive of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).

When most people think of action to tackle climate change, the aerospace industry may not be the first partner that springs to mind. But with the goal of a net zero aviation industry—or “jet zero”—featuring in the Prime Minister’s plans for a “green industrial revolution,” many in the sector are applying themselves to the challenge.

Gary Elliott, Chief Executive of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), says we shouldn’t be surprised: after all, engineers are all about solving tough problems. Here,…

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