Future Flight at UKRI
The Future Flight Challenge is a £300 million programme in three phases that will assure the UK`s position in the third aviation revolution. Using new classes of electric/hydrogen and autonomous vehicles we will transform how we connect people, deliver goods and provide services.
We are speeding up the acceptance of these innovative air vehicles into service safely and practically by encouraging different businesses to share their knowledge and resources to work together. New entrants, established global players, academia and regulators are encouraged to jointly develop new aviation system concepts and work with communities to secure early involvement with new technologies.
The challenge is run by UK Research and Innovation, the largest public funder of research and innovation in the UK, with a budget of over £8 billion. Our vision is for an outstanding research and innovation system in the UK that gives everyone the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, enriching lives locally, nationally and internationally.