Trackwise is delighted that (subject to final approval) it has been successful in its application to NATEP – National Aerospace Technology Programme.
The Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP – a collaboration between Government and Industry) recognises that the larger companies, acting alone, will not be able to make the product technology advances required to sustain the UK’s market in global aerospace markets.
The AGP developed NATEP to help SME suppliers to develop their own innovative technologies to enhance their capabilities and increase their ability to win new business with higher tier companies anywhere in the world.
Trackwise’ project (supported by Cirflex Technology and Boston Design Consultants) aims to accelerate the adoption of length-unlimited multilayer flexible printed circuit boards as a weight saving replacement for conventional wiring harnesses, with associated carbon reduction benefits for aerospace platforms and payloads.
This will be achieved by carrying out representative tests against aerospace standards. The project will also carry out a flight certification feasibility study, to identify the necessary evidence to support this technology through the certification process.
Trackwise application was made through WEAF – West of England Aerospace Forum.