“Thanks to an incredibly dedicated and talented team who worked day and night to draw on the incredible advanced engineering and manufacturing expertise we have in BAE Systems, we went from a concept to a functioning design in just a few weeks, something that would typically take up to a year. We couldn’t have done this without the support from the wider company, clinicians, the Government and the MHRA. The combined effort from everyone involved, including our suppliers and SMEs, has been truly inspirational.
“I think I speak for everyone in the AirCare project team and across the Company by acknowledging the true heroes in the fight against COVID-19 are the men and women of our health services that put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep all of us safe. The efforts made by those that contributed to the AirCare project is our small way of demonstrating how much we truly value the sacrifices made by our health care workers on behalf of all of us.”
Ben Hudson, Chief Technology Officer of BAE Systems, pays tribute to those who designed and built the ventilator.