A selection of projects undertaken by Airborne Engineering for our customers.


A combustion study to reduce nitric oxide emissions from air-breathing rocket engines, part of the EU/ESA LAPCAT study into hypersonic transport aircraft (in conjunction with Reaction Engines Limited.)

Altitude Compensating Nozzles

The “STRICT” engine, for research into expansion-deflection rocket nozzles. In conjunction with Reaction Engines, University of Bristol & the European Space Agency.

Propellant Loading Equipment

Propellant loading panels for satellites (for European Astrotech.)


A study into alternative clean combustion / reduced-hazard propellants (NSTP FTPP grant in partnership with Reaction Engines.)


Snark bi-propellant liquid rocket engine (AEL internal research programme)