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UK Aerospace Industry Gathers to Examine Supply Chains of the Future

Aerospace supply chain companies came together to discuss future technology, skills and industrial strategy with the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) at an event in association with Airbus and held at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 

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UK Defence Sector Seeks To Build Partnerships in India

The UK’s defence sector is looking to grow participation in the important Indian defence market, as ADS steps up its engagement with India. 

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ADS Statement on Melrose bid for GKN

This is a worrying time for GKN, its employees, pensioners, suppliers and customers. Now that shareholders have voted in favour of accepting their bid, Melrose should talk to these important stakeholders and reflect on issues and concerns that have been raised during recent weeks. 

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Orders Stay High as Aerospace Sees Sustained Growth

Manufacturers saw the numbers of aircraft on order books stay close to record highs again in February, with the backlog now standing at 14,242 – just 70 below the record high set in December 2017. 

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Cyber Security Export Strategy Launched

The new Cyber Security Export Strategy announced today can help the sector continue to grow, make a greater contribution to national prosperity, and protect the UK and our allies from threats in cyberspace. 

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European Council Guidelines Lay Out Road Map to Agreement Protecting Passengers and Industry

ADS welcomes today’s proposals on important areas for aerospace, aviation, defence and security in negotiating guidelines published by the European Council. 

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Public Accounts Committee Reports on MOD Procurement

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) publishes its report on Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement today, calling for UK suppliers to be supported in counteracting any negative impact from Brexit. 

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ADS Statement on Home Affairs Committee Report

The Home Affairs Committee today published its report on UK-EU security cooperation after Brexit. Responding to the report, ADS agreed that continuing security cooperation should be a priority area for negotiations and it is especially important for the security sector that UK involvement in collaborative R&D programmes continues. 

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Transition Deal is Good News for Industry

Today’s announcement is an important step forward in achieving the comprehensive and ambitious deal that industry needs to remain competitive after Brexit. However, there is still a long way to go and it is vital that negotiators continue to put jobs and prosperity first. 

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ADS Welcomes BEIS Committee Report on Aerospace & Brexit

Aerospace trade association ADS welcomes the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s call for continued UK membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and for any new customs barriers after Brexit to be kept to a minimum.