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ADS Welcomes Agreement to Start 2nd Phase of Brexit Negotiations

This morning’s announcement that sufficient progress has been made for the next phase of Brexit negotiations to start will be welcomed by industry. However, agreement on a transition period of at least two years must be reached as soon as possible. 

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ADS Welcomes Airbus Nacelles Deal with Bombardier

Bombardier announced today that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the A320neo family of aircraft. ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: "Today’s announcement is welcome news for Bombardier’s factory in Belfast." 

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Contribution of BAE Systems to the UK Economy

This week, BAE Systems has released a report with Oxford Economics on its contribution to the UK economy. ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt welcomed this report. 

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ADS and Unite in Joint Call for Brexit Certainty

ADS and Britain’s largest union, Unite, joined together today, to call for a ‘just’ settlement to Brexit negotiations that maintains cross-border partnerships and trade, while protecting investment decisions and high quality jobs. 

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Supply Chains Must Be Industrial Strategy Priority

Aerospace has been a trailblazer for industrial strategy in the UK, and today’s industrial strategy proposals are a welcome commitment from the Government to helping industry weather Brexit headwinds – but immediate support for UK supply chains should be a priority. 

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Accelerating Aircraft Production Delivers £2bn Boost

Deliveries of 87 single aisle and 33 widebody aircraft in October set a new record for the month and took year-to-date deliveries to a total of 1138. These deliveries are worth up to £2.4bn to UK industry. 

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Budget: Industry Awaits Decisive Action to Boost Productivity

ADS welcomed specific measures announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond on R&D tax credits and business rates. However, Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts for productivity growth have been revised down, highlighting the urgent need for decisive measures to support supply chain productivity growth. 

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Dubai Airshow Orders £9bn Boost to UK Aerospace

Aerospace manufacturers have enjoyed a strong week of orders for new aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2017, promising a multi-billion pound boost to UK industry. Orders announced this week by Airbus, Bombardier and Boeing reached an estimated £9bn value to UK industry. 

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£1bn Supply Chain Fund to Solve Productivity Challenge

A Government commitment of £345m in the November Budget would secure private sector investment of more than £600m for initiatives supporting supply chain companies in the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and civil nuclear sectors. High value industries like aerospace and defence can boost prosperity throughout the UK in the years ahead. 

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Paul Everitt Welcomes Appointment of New Defence Secretary

The Government has today announce the appointment of Gavin Williamson as Secretary of State for Defence. ADS welcomes his appointment and looks forward to working with him.