Aviation’s recovery is key to a full economic recovery. It is clear 14-day quarantine and regular changes in policy to major travel destinations are undermining consumer confidence and delaying an aviation restart, putting 30,000 jobs in peril. We are seeing testing technology and capacity develop quickly. Measures should now be put in place that can reduce the need for quarantine by testing travellers when they arrive in the UK.
A No Deal outcome to Brexit negotiations is the worst possible result. Manufacturers in our sectors rely on complex pan-European supply chains, international regulatory arrangements, and access to the EU market as the largest destination for UK aerospace products.
53 aircraft deliveries and four aircraft orders mark the lowest July on record.
While the wider economy has begun the process of recovery, industries including aerospace and aviation will take longer than many other parts of the economy to reach the levels of output seen before the crisis began. Additional support will be needed in the months ahead to safeguard our world-leading industrial capabilities and protect high value jobs that are vital to UK prosperity from being lost.
After a successful eight-year tenure as ADS Chief Executive & Chairman of Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), Paul Everitt has decided to step down at the end of 2020 to pursue new opportunities. Paul has successfully led ADS and FIL through a period of significant growth and development across our four sectors both in the UK and internationally, and has ensured both organisations have delivered effectively for our more than 1000 member companies.
Commercial aircraft orders and deliveries for the second quarter of 2020 reflect the unprecedented crisis faced by the global aerospace industry.
Airbus announced today it had agreed with the Governments of France and Spain to make amendments to the A350 Repayable Launch Investment contracts as a final step to end the long-standing WTO dispute with the US. A negotiated outcome to this long-running dispute would be the best outcome for the global aerospace industry. Tariffs disrupt healthy competition, reduce consumer choices and put jobs at risk unnecessarily.
Fifteen companies in Northern Ireland’s aerospace and defence supply chains have achieved 21st Century Supply Chains Operational Excellence awards in recognition of their excellence in quality and customer satisfaction levels.
Seven companies in the aerospace and defence supply chains have been recognised for achieving a Gold performance award as part of the 21st Century Supply Chains Operational Excellence programme for improving operational effectiveness and achieving supply chain excellence.
The UK’s world-leading aerospace industry possesses the skills and capabilities to play a major role in achieving net zero aviation by 2050. FlyZero is the keystone project that will identify the pathway to deliver the advanced green aircraft of the future.