At next week’s Paris Airshow manufacturers from the UK and around the world will be gathering to showcase the latest new technology and discuss our future challenges. The UK is a world leader in aerospace technology and can play a major role in making sure forecast future growth in air travel is achieved sustainably, and that we continue to benefit from the high value jobs associated with this industry.
Aircraft deliveries in the first four months of 2019 have kept pace with the same period last year, with 93 aircraft delivered in April. This brings the total deliveries for the year to date to 404 just three aircraft behind the rate achieved in 2018.
Last week at a Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) event held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, Kuehne + Nagel achieved the highest possible “Gold” performance standard as suppliers in the aerospace and defence industries.
North Halifax Grammar School have won the national finals of the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC).
Today Bombardier announced that it will pursue the divestiture of its aerostructures businesses in Belfast and Morocco.
Aircraft deliveries in first three months of 2019 reach 311, one ahead of 2018, which went on to set a new annual record for deliveries.
Industry will welcome the extension agreed by the UK and EU last night, which avoids the chaos and disruption of a No Deal exit this week. Government and Parliament must use the time they have been granted constructively by working together to reach agreement on pragmatic solutions to the issues the country faces around Brexit.
Global aircraft deliveries have seen a strong start to 2019, with 183 aircraft delivered to date, the highest since 2015.
The continued confusion in Government and Parliament has gone on for far too long and is costing industry millions of pounds in lost investment and preparations for the worst outcome of no deal. If there is still not sufficient support for the deal agreed between the UK Government and the European Union, we must pause and reset this process.