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.
The UK’s defence sector is looking to grow participation in the important Indian defence market, as ADS steps up its engagement with India.
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.
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.
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.
ADS welcomes today’s proposals on important areas for aerospace, aviation, defence and security in negotiating guidelines published by the European Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.