Future Flight Cafe: Towards a fully optimised and sustainable freight & logistics operational model

Hear from the team responsible for creating a novel fully optimised model to integrate and optimise freight and logistics operations. Building on the Alan Turing Institute’s BlueBird family of aviation simulation tools to include delivery UAV’s, the project will integrate multi-modal ground-based freight networks to provide optimal routing schedules across the full spectrum of future electric and sustainable delivery modes.

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09.30 - 10.15



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The team is keen to hear from logistics providers and fleet optimisation providers to support the development of the project.

Webinar recording is now available


You can read the full project summary here.


Phase 3 of the Future Flight Challenge competition is now open providing organisations the opportunity to bid for funding. To help you prepare and form new partnerships, KTN’s Future Flight Café series of short, online webinars can help. Each spotlight one previously funded project followed by a discussion and question session.

Who should watch?

The Future Flight Challenge needs diverse technologies, services and infrastructure to deliver an advanced aviation system. These webinars are ideal for those with expertise in sectors including data, digital, design, business models, automation, alternative fuels, air traffic management or social science. They’re also a must-watch for Local Authorities, end-users (e.g. NHS, Network Rail, asset owners) and partners (e.g. airports, infrastructure and asset owners), all key enablers to the success of the programme.

Why watch?

The Future Flight Café online series provides a forum to discuss ideas and create new opportunities. If you are working on a Future Flight Challenge project, want to get involved or even start your own project, take a look at the series.

By the end of each webinar you will have learnt more about the competition, one of the ongoing Future Flight Challenge projects and could have found a new connection to start your own Future Flight journey.

Here’s the full series:


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