Apr 7, 2014 Press Releases
To Develop Composite Structures for Future Vertical Lift Aviation
Anderson, SC – ATI today announced the award of a $2.8 million contract by the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Aviation Development Directorate. The contract is to develop representative composite structures to meet weight and structural requirements for future vertical lift aircraft. The contract will be executed over a two year period.
The ATI-led team, which includes Aurora Flight Sciences and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, will leverage and advance a large body of prior government-funded advanced materials research to develop representative composite structures for vertical lift vehicles. Composite Structures offer significant weight, performance and sustainment advantages enabling enhanced mission capabilities.
“We are delighted to have received this contract,” said ATI President Chris Van Metre. “The award builds upon extensive work ATI has accomplished and shows our value to the Department of Defense. We look forward to providing advanced material solutions to meet future aviation needs.”
About Advanced Technology International (ATI)
ATI is a nonprofit organization lessening the burden of government by coordinating and executing our nation’s most innovative research initiatives. ATI leads diverse industry and academic organizations to develop technology solutions through a collaborative approach. ATI’s current R&D portfolio includes shipbuilding and ship repair, advanced materials, medical technologies, electromagnetic spectrum technologies and rapid prototyping. ATI manages large, federally-funded consortia with a contract value of more than $16 billion. ATI is headquartered in Summerville, SC.