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Chancellor's Summer Economic Update

Action taken by the Government to safeguard jobs and the wider economy is appreciated by those working across the UK aerospace, defence, space and security industries. In the weeks and months ahead our companies will need further specific support to protect their long-term competitiveness. 

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Update from Government following review of export licensing criteria

Today the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, provided a written statement to Parliament following its review of export licensing criteria. 

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Reopening of skies vital to economic recovery

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt has spoken ahead of today’s release by the Government of the list of countries that will be exempt from quarantine from 10 July. 

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Airbus announces plans to adapt its global workforce

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt responds to announcement from Airbus on plans to adapt global workforce. 

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Prime Minister's Speech on the Economy

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt responds to the Prime Minister's speech on the economy. 

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Crisis keeps global aircraft deliveries on hold

COVID-19’s impact on the aerospace industry leads to the worst May and year-to-date for aircraft deliveries on record. 

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UK Plans Light-Touch Border Checks After Transition

News sources are reporting that the UK Government will avoid rigorous border checks on imports for a short period after the end of the Brexit transition. If implemented, this approach to goods arriving in the UK from the EU after the end of the transition period will help provide some relief from the impact of new regulatory burdens on complex pan-European supply chains. However, UK exporters would continue to face significant additional cost and complexity. 

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COVID-19: Department for Transport publish aviation guidance

Today the Department for Transport has published new aviation guidance, setting out measures operators should put in place to protect staff and passengers. 

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Bombardier Announces Belfast Restructuring

Businesses in the whole of the UK aerospace industry are now facing difficult decisions affecting their workforces. This is an unsettling time for workers and their families. Bombardier’s Belfast operation is a successful business that has strong growth prospects, including for the A220 programme, once demand returns to the global aerospace market in the months and years ahead. 

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French Government Announces Aerospace Support Package

The French Government has recognised the unique challenges faced by its aerospace industry from this crisis and is delivering the specific support needed to protect jobs and manufacturing capability. We have set out priority areas for action, including investment in the development of new green aerospace technology, a pragmatic plan to resume flights without resorting to quarantine measures, and pulling forward public defence and space projects.