in Aerospace / Defence / Events

AERALIS launch first test aircraft naming competition with Air Cadets

Posted 24 August 2023

Bristol-based light jet manufacturer, AERALIS, yesterday launched a competition for Air Cadets to name their first flight test vehicle.

Image courtesy AERALIS

The competition will give Air Cadets from across the UK the chance to get involved in the design and development of the jet and the winning name will be used throughout the engineering process as well as for the groundbreaking first flight. The winner will be announced later this year and the competition will involve a range of exciting prizes for both them and their unit.

The competition was launched at the Air Cadet National Air and Space Camp (NASC), hosted at RAF Syerston, the home of Air Cadet gliding. The NASC is an annual event that gives Air Cadets the opportunity to undertake a variety of specialist training activities as well as the opportunity to engage with military and industry partners to highlight future careers in aviation, aerospace and defence. Air Cadets also enjoyed an exciting flying display, including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows.

AERALIS is looking to inspire young people into careers in aerospace and this competition will help engage future aircrew, designers, engineers and software specialists with the development of the next generation of military aircraft.

AERALIS’s founder & CEO Tristan Crawford commented: “We are very excited to be working with the Air Cadets to name the first AERALIS jet. AERALIS is the future of light jet military aviation, and we want to bring the future generation of aerospace professionals on this journey with us. We wish all those that take part the best of luck and we look forward to welcoming the winner and their family to our facility in Bristol.”

Commandant of the Air Cadets, Air Commodore Tony Keeling, said: “The Air Cadets is an Air, Space and Cyber focussed youth organisation that exists to unlock potential in young people. The opportunity to have our cadets engage so closely with a light jet aircraft concept that is being developed in the UK is just too good to miss.

"They will gain unique insights about digital design, modular manufacture and the use of novel materials and to see an aircraft go from drawing board to first flight – wearing a name chosen by an Air Cadet – will prove to be hugely inspiration to the next generation.”

The full details of the competition can be found here: MISSION:001 – AERALIS







Other Stories
Latest News

Babcock increases support on UK’s Dreadnought programme

Babcock has been awarded two further contracts for work on the UK’s new Dreadnought Class submarine worth a combined £121 million.

Farnborough Airport named FBO of the Year

Farnborough Airport announces that it has won the prestigious title of FBO of the Year at the Air Charter Association (ACA) Excellence Awards 2023.

Hadean and Faculty AI join forces to create next-generation AI capabilities

Spatial computing company, Hadean, and AI solutions provider, Faculty AI, have agreed to team up and accelerate the advancement of AI integrations for defence, security, and national or international governance.

UK Government launches AMP

Plans to build on British excellence in advanced manufacturing to secure long-term private investment and create high-paid jobs have been unveiled in the Advanced Manufacturing Plan (AMP), by UK Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch,

UKSA awards grant to Airbus to develop Space Catalyst in Stevenage

Airbus Defence and Space in the UK has been awarded £3.9 million from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to create a space and connectivity catalyst at its headquarters in Stevenage.

Griffiths Farrans JV awarded Bristol Airport transport hub contract

Griffiths Farrans JV has been awarded a contract to deliver a transformational public transport hub as part of Bristol Airport’s largest capital project ever.

ODU SK0106300622
See us at
DVD BTSpace Comm Expo BT