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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. 

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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.