Although from what you see on the news, you might believe that every industry is currently faced with imminent doom and gloom, it cannot be said that this is the future for British aerospace.
In fact, there are a range of brilliant and inspiring reasons why anyone with the right mindset shouldn’t consider a career in aerospace in 2019.
Within the last month alone, for instance, there have been a range of positive and feel-good stories surrounding the industry. Let’s take a look.
Ecoplane pledges £50 and 43-minute flights between Manchester and London
Now more than ever we’re faced with stories about the sustainability of commercial air travel, but a three-winged plane could be carrying out domestic flights within six years.
The 18 seat BEHA M1H, designed by Faradair, an aerospace start-up based in Cirencester, could help workers beat high rental prices in London with regular flights in and out of the capital.
Offering a cruise speed of 230mph and powered by a propeller at the rear of the aircraft, the plane can take off on grass, mud, tarmac. and even water using only a third of the distance of a regular plane.
Speaking of the project, Grant Shapps, MP, said: “Faradair reminds us of our history in aerospace innovation.”
He continued, saying that: “I genuinely believe the Faradair BEHA is an exciting opportunity for the UK, and I hope we will see this new British Aerospace manufacturer grow, develop and create jobs.”
AERALIS confirms development of new military trainer aircraft
Working closely with leading defence primes, AERALIS, another aerospace start-up, has confirmed the development of a new class of military trainer aircraft that has the ability to deliver advanced training for sixth generation fighter jet pilots.
With so many different factors to consider between a fifth and sixth generation fighter jet, designing and developing a new class of military trainer aircraft is no doubt one of the most difficult tasks in military aerospace.
According to experts, sixth-generation pilots will need to handle an ever-increasing library of technology and the bodies of pilots will even become interoperable with the aircraft itself; a boundary that we scarcely crossed.
Tim Davies, AERALIS’ strategy director, said, "Whilst concepts and designs for the next generation of combat aircraft are still being formulated, debated and tested, the AERALIS Training System is leading the way in putting the pilot first and maximising his or her ability to fly and operate increasingly complex aircraft in preparation for the next evolution in combat aircraft system design."
If AEARLIS can deliver its training offer, it is set to reduce the cost of training fighter jet pilots by a significant amount.
The trainer aircraft itself is set to be leased as part of a complex training system and AERALIS is working with a select and leading group of aerospace and industry partners during development.
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