Structures Technology Maturity Project (SteM)


The STeM programme of work brings together a consortium of Primes and leading supply chain companies representative of the civil aerospace sector.
STeM’s aim as part of the UK Centre for Aerodynamics programme, is to support new concepts in wing design that push the boundaries of aerodynamic performance, contributing to securing work in the UK for the next generation of aircraft. STeM targets substantially advance high rate, high value manufacturing capability for airframe structures that meet the requirements of advanced aerodynamics through automation and assembly technologies. This programme provides a vehicle by which UK Aerospace companies can maintain the competitive edge and help secure UK manufacturing growth.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

GKN Aerospace Services Limited, East Cowes, United Kingdom £3,836,699 £ 1,918,350


Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Limited, London, United Kingdom £2,035,630 £ 1,017,815
GE Aviation Systems Limited, Cheltenham, United Kingdom £1,216,597 £ 608,299
Short Brothers Plc, BELFAST £5,160,309 £ 2,580,155


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