Tony Wood, Chief Executive of Meggitt and former President of Rolls Royce Aerospace, has been appointed ADS President, succeeding Colin Smith. The appointment of ADS President is made for a two-year term.
We look forward to working closely with the Government on its programme, including on the industrial implications of its Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review and on measures to achieve the net zero target. Our sectors have an important role to play in addressing many of the most important challenges we face today, from climate change to raising prosperity in communities across the country.
Responding to the result of the 12 December 2019 General Election, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “We look forward to working with the new Government to ensure the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries remain global leaders at a time of significant change."
The UK is home to a fast-growing space sector that benefits from our direct participation in ESA’s pan-European space programmes. The decision to increase the UK’s financial commitment to ESA during the next five years will generate and secure high-value jobs in this technologically advanced industry.
The big increase in orders seen in October signals a return of confidence to the market as airlines invest in modern, technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft. While deliveries this year remain behind original predictions, we expect a return to record production rates in years ahead as manufacturers work to fulfil the more than 14,000 aircraft orders now placed.
Speaking today at security event Milipol Paris, ADS Director Hugo Rosemont outlines the experience and capability UK security companies can bring to the 2024 Paris Olympics, following the successful delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are ready to support Paris 2024, bringing strengths in venue security, command and control, as well as our fast-growing and internationally successful capabilities in data and cyber security.
We welcome today’s announcement. By guaranteeing existing security arrangements, assuring Cobham’s relationship with the Ministry of Defence and making sure the Government is notified of any future sale plans, Advent has made important commitments that will reassure employees, customers and suppliers.
Today ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt spoke at the Shannon International Leasing Conference 2019 in Limerick. Covering a range of important issues for the aerospace industry, he set out the sector’s confidence for continued long-term growth, the importance of addressing environmental challenges and opportunities, and ADS priorities for the new UK Government after next month’s General Election.
The seventh annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, showcasing the wide range of UK careers available in engineering, and their importance to the national economy and society, begins today. Engineering offers a route for everyone into highly skilled, high value careers in our industries and others in every part of the UK.
ADS welcomes the announcement that Spirit AeroSystems will buy Bombardier's Belfast facility.