Downward pressure on U.K. research and technology (R&T) funding for aerospace is persisting, with concerns mounting within the industry over an ability to reverse the trend. Although research and development spending was largely flat in 2010 compared with 2009 levels, total R&T spending was down 1%. “The R&T slide has got to be reversed,” says Graham Chisnall, managing director for aerospace and operations at ADS, the British aerospace, defense and security trade ...

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