Cranfield’s global research airport offers a unique environment for transformational research into the aerospace sector. As one of the few universities in the world with our own airport, we are at the forefront of aerospace technology, working to address the challenges of digital aviation and rethink the airports, airlines, airspace management and aircraft of the future.
Located at the heart of the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford arc, we work closely with business, industry and governments across the world.
From the development of Volante Vision Concept with Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, to the £67 million Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre due to open in 2020, we are creating tomorrow’s air vehicles, businesses and digital aviation ecosystem today.
World-class, interconnected facilities on our campus include:
- Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC)
- Air Park
- 'AvTech' Eagle Lab
- Centre for Aeronautics
- Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Ltd (CAeS)
- Cranfield Airport
- Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC)
- Digital Air Traffic Control Centre
- Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC)
- Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM)
- Intelligent Mobility Engineering Centre (IMEC)
- Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI)
- National Beyond Visual Line of Sight Experimentation Corridor (NBEC)
- National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC)
- Safety and Accident Investigation Centre (SAI)
- Solar Array