We are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway. Through the strong links with industry we have built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future.

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Using our expertise in propulsion, aeronautical engineering, intelligent automation, autonomous systems, and computational engineering we are creating tomorrow’s air vehicles and businesses here today.

Our blue-sky research generates concepts that, through then building and testing, we actually put into practice in physical flight demonstrations. Using our airport at Cranfield we show how our ideas are more than theories but work on the ground and in the air.

Cranfield offers unique validation and demonstration facilities. Many of our alumni go on to work in the aerospace, space and associated industries.

We are the UK’s top destination for aerospace engineering postgraduate students and the largest provider of accredited aerospace degree courses.