Tier one founding members

The AFRC was set up in 2009 with the financial backing and support of its founding members. These companies were, and still are, instrumental in setting the research direction and agenda of the centre.

They work alongside the other tier one members in setting the centre’s annual core research programme and benefit from the learnings and resulting intellectual property.

These companies have worked hand-in-hand with the AFRC since inception and have been key to its continued success.


Rolls-Royce is a global provider of integrated power systems predominantly used in aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications. One of the world’s largest producers of aero engines and the second largest provider of defence aero engines in the world.


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Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft.


TIMET is the leading supplier of mill and melted titanium products supplying nearly one-fifth of the world’s demand.