AERALIS proves its ability to rapidly evolve our aircraft design through our digital toolset, enabling enhanced range and transonic capability whilst keeping a fully modular design to deliver aircraft variants for Training, Aggressor, ISTAR and Tanking. AERALIS also secures its first service provision partnerships to deliver transformational ‘on-demand’ aircraft capability for air forces in the future, whilst securing industry-first contracts to work with Japan’s aerospace industry.
AERALIS establishes its Enterprise Hub in Bristol, providing a central space from which AERALIS’s partners developing its digital enterprise, open-system avionics and whole aircraft design could work both physically and remotely. AERALIS passes its first Full Concept Review, led by an independent Design Review Board, as well as attracting AERTEAM partners including Atkins, Thales UK, Siemens and Hamble Aerostructures (Aernnova), as well as securing a £9M contract with UK MOD to deliver digital learning for wider use by UK Combat Air.
AERALIS secures its first sovereign wealth investor to capitalist the first stage of its aircraft development programme, as a result of its also winning its first government contract with the Royal Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office to develop Open-Architecture avionics for wider use in UK Combat Air.
AERALIS grows its core offering through attracting seed investment to develop a flexible aircraft system digitally in response to the market’s need for more connected, affordable and flexible light jet defence aviation to replace aging fleets of light jet trainers.