Airbus’s announcement that is will end deliveries of the A380 in 2021 is a sad day for those who have worked on this landmark programme. However, the 70 new orders placed by Emirates for A330 and A350 widebody aircraft are welcome and show the continuing international demand for modern, technologically advanced and fuel efficient aircraft.
The UK aerospace sector recorded an annual fall of 3.9 per cent overall, only the second year of declining output in the sector since the 2008 recession. ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: "The real impact of Brexit uncertainty is now becoming all too clear – falling UK aerospace production, despite increasing global demand and a highly supportive national industrial strategy."
The PAC reports on the affordability gap faced by the MOD in delivering its Equipment Plan. ADS calls on Government to make sure the MOD has the resources it needs and take a longer-term approach to budgeting.
The UK Space Agency today published findings from its 2018 survey of the size and health of the UK space sector. These figures show UK space sector growth has accelerated, recording 4.5 per cent in 2016/17, more than double the rate of the previous year.
Global manufacturers achieve a new annual record in 2018 for the eighth consecutive year, with 1,618 aircraft delivered, an increase of 120 from 2017.
Today Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders has today warned that the company "could be forced to re-direct future investments in the event of a no-deal Brexit." Commenting on Radio 4's Today Programme this morning, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: "The message Tom Enders is delivering has been repeated consistently by the overwhelming majority of businesses in our sectors and others."
We are disappointed that Parliament has chosen to reject the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. Government and Parliament should now work together to build a consensus on our future relationship with the EU.
Companies in the aerospace supply chain are given opportunity to establish new contacts with some of the sector’s biggest companies including Airbus, Bombardier and Thales, today in Belfast.
Companies from the UK aerospace industry are urging MPs to approve the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK Government and the European Union (EU), as Parliament restarts debates over it on Wednesday.
Best ever November puts aerospace industry close to setting new annual mark, ahead of 2017’s record total of 1498 deliveries.