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.
The UK’s aspiring astronauts and rocket scientists are being called upon to compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.
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.
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.
The first half of 2018 saw a strong performance by the aerospace sector, setting new records for deliveries and the total order backlog.
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.
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.
Three companies are recognised today at Farnborough International Airshow for achieving the highest possible “Gold” performance standard as suppliers in the aerospace and defence industries.
UK’s aerospace and aviation sectors have come together to work towards gender equality in the industry with the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.
Industry welcomed Government measures announced on the first day of the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, including the launch of the Combat Air Strategy and new support for aerospace innovation and productivity.