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Aerospace and Defence Firms Awarded for Supply Chain Excellence

Aerospace and defence companies from Northern Ireland are among the highest achievers at an awards ceremony in Belfast today for supply chain firms from around the UK and Ireland. 

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2017 Aircraft Deliveries Set New Record Worth £29bn to UK

Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were worth up to £29bn to UK industry as manufacturers in this country and around the world again raised their production rates to set a new annual record. 

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ADS Welcomes Bombardier Ruling at ITC

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “This judgement from the US International Trade Commission is positive news that will be warmly welcomed by Bombardier, its workforce in Belfast and the whole supply chain of companies in the UK and Ireland." 

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ADS Reaction to the Modernising Defence Programme

The UK’s defence industry was ready to play its part in delivering the Defence Secretary’s goals for the Modernising Defence Programme, ADS said following today’s announcement. 

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Transition Agreement Needed as Industry Prepares for Brexit

Industry needs urgent agreement on a transition deal to ensure a smooth UK exit from the European Union, ADS President Colin Smith said at the ADS Annual Dinner 2018. 

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Colin Smith Takes Up Post as ADS President

Colin Smith, Chairman of the Aerospace Growth Partnership and former Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls Royce, has been appointed as the new President of ADS. 

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Best November Puts Aircraft Production in Sight of Annual Record

November reached new heights for aircraft deliveries, as both the highest month of this year so far, and the best November on record. The month saw 146 aircraft delivered, pushing the running total for 2017 to 1285. 

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ADS Reaction to US Department of Commerce Ruling in C-Series Dispute

ADS is disappointed by the US Department of Commerce's latest decision to apply tariffs to US sales of Bombardier's C-Series. 

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Defence Industrial Policy Refresh Takes Positive Steps to Support Industry

The Government today set out its defence industrial policy refresh, with a focus on support for exports and for SMEs. The three-pronged refresh was unveiled by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson at a Defence Solutions Centre event attended by ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt. 

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Scotland's Space Sector Plays Leading Role as ADS Industries Grow to £6bn

New figures for the Aerospace, Defence and Space sectors show they are worth £6.4bn to the Scottish economy, with the rapidly growing space sector making the largest single contribution.