A CAA-approved design, production, and maintenance organisation, we aim to deliver the world’s first passenger-carrying, zero emissions aircraft 

We are Cranfield Aerospace Solutions

For the past 30 years we have been designing & certifying complex modifications to aircraft and delivering cutting-edge products and development solutions for the world’s largest aerospace OEMs.

We are now using our regulatory approvals and whole aircraft and system integration capabilities to help change the world of aviation.

Our ultimate ambition is to be a designer & manufacturer of zero & low carbon aircraft, starting with the development and certification of hydrogen propulsion systems for existing aircraft platforms.

Developing the world’s first passenger-carrying, zero-emissions aircraft


  • CAA aircraft modification design organisation
  • CAA production organisation
  • CAA aircraft maintenance & repair organisation


  • Over 25 years industry experience
  • Trusted by world-renowned aerospace OEM’s
  • Delivered complex aircraft modification projects


  • Identifying the challenges of new technology integration
  • Implementing market leading solutions
  • Enabling zero-emissions flight

CAes Timeline


CAeS’ roots date back to the establishment of the Cranfield College of Aeronautics


Cranfield Aerospace Limited is established as a separate entity to Cranfield University delivering complex project work for global OEMs and other organisations


The company is rebranded as Cranfield Aerospace Solutions


CAeS receive a £9m grant from the UK Government through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme


Phase 1: ‘Project Fresson’ – the conversion of a conventional Britten-Norman Islander to hydrogen-propulsion is underway


Partnership with easyJet established


£14.4m raised from Series A investment round including Saffran, Motus Ventures, HydrogenOne Capital and the Tawazun Strategic Development Fund (SDF)


Letters of Intent from Skybus, Evia Aero, Air New Zealand and MONTE


CAeS’ pipeline reaches over 1300 propulsion systems following Letters of Intent from Dronamics and Torres Strait Air


Series B investment round begins


Supplementary Type Certificate approved by UK CAA


Phase 1 commercial aircraft entry into service

Our Solutions


Our Board Members

Senior Management

Other Activities

CAeS also operates an Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Facility and the design and manufacture of flight training and motorsport simulators with the aim of using these functions in the future to establish maintenance requirements for hydrogen-powered aircraft and scaling up our manufacturing capabilities to produce zero-emissions aircraft in the UK.

Aircraft Maintenance

Motorsport Simulator

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