The Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) is being built at Cranfield University and will spearhead the UK’s research into digital aviation technology. The Centre is part of three major Cranfield University themes: Transport Systems, Aerospace, and Manufacturing.
Digital aviation has often been cited as being the next significant business transformation event of the sector and one which can support the industry towards delivering greater customer satisfaction while addressing efficiency, cost, and capacity issues.
However, while many of the challenges of digital aviation are understood individually, there are very few opportunities to address them simultaneously within a collaborative research and technology environment.
DARTeC will offer that opportunity by creating a ‘research ecosystem' underpinned by Cranfield’s global research airport and the University’s newly-opened autonomous vehicle research facility.