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Industry Needs Transition Agreement in Early 2018

Confirmation that talks can start on transition and our future relationship with the EU is welcome progress, and industry now needs to see urgent agreement reached on transition arrangements. 

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Welsh Government publishes Economic Action Plan

The Welsh Government today published its "Prosperity for All" economic action plan, setting out a strategy to grow the Welsh economy and reduce inequality. ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: "We welcome today’s publication of the Welsh Government’s economic action plan and especially the priority given to high value manufacturing." 

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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.