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Techno Zone

More information about the Techno Zone for the 2017 Air Tattoo will be made available when we have it. 

The Techno Zone has aviation at its heart and is where the STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths, are brought to life and showcased with cutting edge exhibits and interactive activities designed to engage and inspire future engineers.

During the 2016 Air Tattoo visitors were given the chance to get hands-on with technology from Rolls-Royce, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ, Airbus, GCHQ, NATS and many others as they demonstrated the practical application of materials, communications, flight systems and propulsion - all geared towards under 16s. The Techno Zone 2016 was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and supported by the RAF Charitable Trust. 

Please find below details of the Activites and Exhibitors that attended the 2016 Air Tattoo:

  • NATS - keeping the skies safe
  • Airbus - demonstrating the principles of flight
  • Lockheed Martin - manufacturing the next generation of military aircraft
  • QinetiQ - keeping today's military aircraft in the air
  • Rolls-Royce - aircraft propulsion systems
  • GE Aviation - cutting edge aircraft systems
  • GCHQ - the secrets of cyber security
  • Moog - aircraft control systems
  • IET - visitors could discover what it takes to be an engineer
  • Royal Aeronautical Society - detailing what the aerospace community can do for you
  • Martin Baker - giving people the chance to sit in an ejector seat
  • British Airways - allowing visitors to discover how commercial air travel uses 21st century technology
  • Raytheon - allowing visitors the chance to find out more about intelligence systems
  • MANTRA - allowing visitors to find out how technology has taken manufacturing into the 21st century
  • Air Cadet Organisation - bringing exciting opportunities to students nationwide
  • Lockheed Martin Schools' Engineering Challenge - Saturday 9 July - local secondary schools put forward their young engineers to compete to make a working model in a day
  • Young Engineer Competition - Friday 8 July - finding out which primary school could build a system to deliver a fragile cargo to a target
  • RAF Cosford Mechanical hand skills - getting the chance to assist RAF Cosford Hand skills team build a picture of innovation in aviation.
  • UKSEDS - educating students on the exploration of space 
  • Women's Engineering Society - allowing visitors to build 'stixx' structures with engineers
  • AirSim - visitors could immerse themselves inside a state of the art flight simulator
  • BAE - a leader in aerospace technology and engineering
  • Bloodhound - UK-led developer of Supersonic Cars
  • RAF Microlight Flying Association - offering the opportunity to learn and experience Microlight Flight
  • Electroflight - building an electric racing aircraft that is set to be the fastest electric aircraft in the world
  • Dr Beth Healey - (European Space Agency Research MD) presented in the BAE Systems STEM Theatre each day and also brought along White Space which was housed in a geodestis dome, find out more about White Space here
  • RAF Engineers - you could meet the teams that keep the RAF in the air
  • Dyson - Interactive science and engineering challenges to inspire the engineers of the future

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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