Cranfield’s global research airport offers a unique environment for transformational research into the aerospace sector. As one of the few universities in the world with our own airport, we are at the forefront of aerospace technology, working to address the challenges of digital aviation and rethink the airports, airlines, airspace management and aircraft of the future.

Located at the heart of the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford arc, we work closely with business, industry and governments across the world.

From the development of Volante Vision Concept with Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, to the £67 million Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre opened in 2021, we are creating tomorrow’s air vehicles, businesses and digital aviation ecosystem today.

World-class, interconnected facilities on our campus include: