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Paul Everitt Welcomes Appointment of New Defence Secretary

The Government has today announce the appointment of Gavin Williamson as Secretary of State for Defence. ADS welcomes his appointment and looks forward to working with him. 

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Aircraft Production Beats Brexit Blues to Hit Q3 Record

Aircraft production hit a Q3 record, with 354 deliveries, worth up to £7bn to UK industry. A total of 1,018 have now been delivered this year, just nine behind 2016's record at the same point in the year. 

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Reaction to NAO report on non-competitive procurement

The National Audit Office has today published its report "Improving value for money in non-competitive procurement of defence equipment". ADS wants to see a more collaborative approach to procurement from Government in future. 

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ADS Reaction to European Council Announcement on Trade Talks

Reacting to the European Council’s agreement to start preparations for trade talks between the EU and the UK, ADS said progress towards the second phase of negotiations was welcome. However, businesses need to be given certainty as soon as possible on important issues, including the transition arrangements. 

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ADS Welcomes C-Series Partnership Between Airbus and Bombardier

Airbus and Bombardier have announced a new partnership in the C-Series programme, which ADS has welcomed as positive news for the companies, the workforce and the supply chain. 

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ADS Reaction to BAE Organisational Changes

ADS reaction to a trading update by BAE Systems, setting out re-organisation and rationalisation plans. The Government must support the defence sector to boost exports and put in place an ambitious defence sector deal. 

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Response to Second US Tariff Ruling Against Bombardier

ADS expressed disappointment at a second ruling from the US Department of Commerce against Bombardier, which imposed a further 80 per cent tariff on US imports of the company's C-Series. 

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Aspiring engineers wanted for UK’s largest rocket competition

The UK’s top students are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition. 

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Aircraft deliveries reach £17bn value to UK

Deliveries in August took overall figures for the first eight months of 2017 to 644 single aisle aircraft and 241 widebodies, worth up to £17bn to UK industry. 

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ADS Comments on Preliminary Ruling in Bombardier Dispute

ADS has given its reaction to the US Department of Commerce's preliminary ruling imposing a tariff on US imports of Bombardier's C-Series.