27th Aircraft Interiors Meeting – Collins Aerospace


ADS are pleased to invite you to the 27th meeting of the ADS Aircraft Interiors Group (AIG), to be held on the 24th of October at the Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel. Collins Aerospace have kindly agreed to host the participants for a tour of the Kilkeel facility, in addition to attending the meeting in the morning.


The day will start off with the AIG meeting which will consist of a variety of briefings, including the Aerospace Technology Institute and several aircraft interiors suppliers. Alan Henning, Managing Director at Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel, supported by members of his senior leadership team, will then present an overview of the business followed by a Q&A session; providing valuable insights for all attendees. Prior to departing for the tour of the Collins Kilkeel facility, there will be a networking lunch hosted at the hotel.

Places are limited, therefore registration will be limited to a maximum of two delegates per company. 


Detailed Agenda*:

*Subject to timing changes



Arrival / Registration / Coffee   



AIG Meeting



Welcome & Introductions (introduction from new companies)

Thibaut de Bouillane (AIG Chair)


ATI programmes and support for small businesses and aerospace innovators

Romina Davoudi / Dr Maria Nelson (ATI)


Overview of KDC Projects

Ian Thompson (KDC Projects)


Overview of Causeway Aero

Peter Hinds (Causeway Aero)


SC21 Journey outline by IPC Mouldings & RTA

Joanne Liddle (IPC Mouldings)

Dominic Hannon (RTA)


SC21 Gold Award Presentation

Alan Henning (Collins Aerospace)


AOB & Meeting End

Thibaut de Bouillane (AIG Chair)


Collins Kilkeel Overview Presentation and Q&A

Alan Henning (Collins Aerospace)


Networking Lunch



Busses Depart for Collins Aerospace



Collins Aerospace Facility Tours






Who will be attending:

  • Representatives from Collins Aerospace
  • Members of the ADS Aircraft Interiors Group
  • ADS Northern Ireland aerospace members


Why should I attend:

  • Northern Ireland has a reputation for excellence in aircraft interiors and supply chains. Globally renowned for excellence in aerospace manufacturing, one in three aircraft seats are manufactured in Northern Ireland.
  • Opportunity to engage directly with Collins Aerospace, participate in a tour of the Kilkeel Interiors facility, and network with individuals from potential new customers / suppliers.
  • Opportunity to engage with the Aerospace Technology Institute and establish opportunities for future funding.



  • Busses will be provided to transport participants from the Kilmorey Arms Hotel, to Collins Aerospace site, and back again to the hotel.
  • All other transportation is the responsibility of each individual participant.
  • The meeting location (Kilmorey Arms Hotel), is approximately an hour and 10 minutes drive from Belfast.


If you have any queries, please contact Leslie Orr – Director, ADS NI (Leslie.Orr@adsgroup.org.uk), or Ed Raggett - Head of Aerospace Business Development (Ed.Raggett@adsgroup.org.uk).

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