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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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


ADS Response to New Baseline Profit Rate for Single Source Contracts

Following today’s announcement by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson that the baseline profit rate for single source defence contracts would fall to 6.81 per cent, ADS said further reductions could put long-term investment in the industry at risk. 


Agilent Technologies Win 2018 ADS Security Innovation Award

National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill presented the 13th annual ADS Security Innovation Award to Agilent Technologies on the opening day of Security & Policing 2018 in Farnborough. 


ADS Welcomes PM's Proposal to Continue UK Membership of EASA

Today’s proposal from the Prime Minister to seek continued UK membership of EU agencies that regulate aerospace and chemicals offers welcome reassurance to our industries over the Government’s plans for Brexit. 


ADS Response to Liam Fox "Road to Brexit" Speech

Responding to comments made by the Secretary of State for International Trade, the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space trade association ADS said a customs union agreement with the EU after Brexit would support continued growth in exports from the UK both inside and outside the EU27.