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Withdrawal Agreement Delay Risks Greater Damage to Confidence

Securing a withdrawal agreement and a transition period remains the highest priority for our industries. Further delay and uncertainty increases the damage to our economy, with investments on hold and contingency measures being implemented. 


Withdrawal Agreement Needed to Prevent Disruption

Technical notices published by the Government today on aviation, chemicals and road haulage show a no deal scenario could generate substantial disruption to air travel and aerospace manufacturing after the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in March 2019. 


Qatar's £5bn Hawk & Typhoon order takes effect

On Tuesday BAE Systems confirmed its £5bn deal to supply nine Hawk trainers and 24 Typhoons to Qatar has become effective. Qatar is the ninth country to purchase the Typhoon, and first deliveries of the aircraft are expected in 2022. 


Reach for the stars – Launch of the 2019 UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

The UK’s aspiring astronauts and rocket scientists are being called upon to compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition. 


Aerospace Deliveries Flying High Towards New Record

The global aerospace industry remains well on track for another record year in aircraft production, as 2018 deliveries reached 809 by the end of July, worth up to an estimated £15bn to UK industry. 


No Deal Remains the Worst Outcome for Business

Today’s technical notices published by the Government provide further proof that leaving the European Union (EU) with no deal would be the worst outcome for businesses in the UK and Europe. Responding to the publication of the technical notices, ADS said a no deal Brexit would create inevitable disruption. 


Aircraft production flying high with record first half year

The first half of 2018 saw a strong performance by the aerospace sector, setting new records for deliveries and the total order backlog. 


Farnborough International Airshow 2018 sees orders surge worth $28bn to UK

UK aerospace companies are expected to see an estimated $28.8bn in value from orders and commitments for engines and more than 1400 aircraft announced at this week’s Airshow. 


Tonbridge School fly the flag in international rocketry final

Four students from Tonbridge School, Kent, were named as runners-up after they competed in an international fly-off in the Youth Rocketry Challenge against teams representing the USA, Japan and France at Farnborough International Airshow.