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ADS Response to Government's New Combat Air Strategy

Responding to today’s statement of intent to create a “Combat Air Strategy” by the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, ADS warmly welcomes the strategy and the opportunity to build a closer partnership between Government and the UK defence industry. 

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ADS Response to "Road to Brexit" Speech by David Davis

Responding to comments made by the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, aerospace trade association ADS said the industry was counting on negotiators to make sure the UK remained in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after Brexit. 

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Statement on Prime Minister's Speech to Munich Security Conference

Defence, security and space trade association ADS welcomed the Prime Minister’s comments to the Munich Security Conference setting out the UK’s intention to continue involvement in important EU agencies and programmes in these areas – with full, fair and open participation by UK industries. 

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ADS Comments on MOD Equipment Plan

Responding to publication of the Defence Equipment Plan 2017, ADS said it is vital to build a closer partnership between Government and the UK defence industry. 

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Aerospace and Defence Firms Awarded for Supply Chain Excellence

Aerospace and defence companies from Northern Ireland are among the highest achievers at an awards ceremony in Belfast today for supply chain firms from around the UK and Ireland. 

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2017 Aircraft Deliveries Set New Record Worth £29bn to UK

Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were worth up to £29bn to UK industry as manufacturers in this country and around the world again raised their production rates to set a new annual record. 

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ADS Welcomes Bombardier Ruling at ITC

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “This judgement from the US International Trade Commission is positive news that will be warmly welcomed by Bombardier, its workforce in Belfast and the whole supply chain of companies in the UK and Ireland." 

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ADS Reaction to the Modernising Defence Programme

The UK’s defence industry was ready to play its part in delivering the Defence Secretary’s goals for the Modernising Defence Programme, ADS said following today’s announcement. 

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Transition Agreement Needed as Industry Prepares for Brexit

Industry needs urgent agreement on a transition deal to ensure a smooth UK exit from the European Union, ADS President Colin Smith said at the ADS Annual Dinner 2018. 

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Colin Smith Takes Up Post as ADS President

Colin Smith, Chairman of the Aerospace Growth Partnership and former Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls Royce, has been appointed as the new President of ADS.