Funded under the Phase 2 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Future Flight Challenge, NAPKIN brings together a range of UK aviation expertise to investigate the potential of electric aircraft for UK regional flights. By looking at different aspects of air travel – including aircraft, airports, airspace, airlines, passengers and communities – NAPKIN will help accelerate the introduction of sustainable, low and zero carbon commercial aviation. The project is led by Heathrow Airport Limited and includes a number of academic and industrial partners. Among those, Cranfield Aerospace, GKN and Rolls-Royce will develop conceptual designs for regional electric aircraft, while airport partners are using their expertise to assess the ground infrastructure implications. The ATS Lab will assess the extent to which new technologies are commercially and operationally feasible across the UK regional aviation network, using the unique Airline Behaviour Model developed during the ACCLAIM project. This project is scheduled to start in November 2020.