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ADS: Industry needs one-step Brexit transition

Government plans to leave the EU customs union during a Brexit transition period will raise concerns of unnecessary disruption to trade between the UK and Europe, trade association ADS said today. 

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Record order book as aerospace continues to soar

A strong Paris Air Show for major aircraft manufacturers contributed to the backlog of global orders rising to a new record of 13,589 

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Defence and Security Export Statistics 2016

On Tuesday 25th July, the Government published the UK defence and security export statistics for 2016. ADS said the figures showed the importance of the sectors to UK national prosperity. 

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Response to Government measures on drones

On Saturday 22 July, the Government announced new measures to regulate the use of drones in the UK, and to support further growth in the commercial drone market. ADS has responded to the announcement to welcome the new measures. 

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Paul Everitt welcomes Aviation Strategy call for evidence

ADS today welcomed the Department for Transport's call for evidence on its Aviation Strategy. The final strategy is expected to be published in 2018. 

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ADS response to national security review

ADS responds to the Government's announcement that National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill will lead additional work on reviewing national security capabilities. 

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UK and Ireland SMEs awarded for operational excellence

Fourteen UK and Ireland SME’s have been recognised for their operational excellence from the ‘Supply Chains for the 21st Century’ (SC21) programme. 

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MPs celebrate some of the brightest UK apprentices at House of Commons Reception

100 apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies attended the ADS Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons on Tuesday. 

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ADS backs CBI plan for stable transition

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “We strongly support the CBI’s proposal. Businesses are facing a period of uncertainty as the Government negotiates our new relationship with Europe." 

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Aircraft deliveries worth £10bn to the UK this year

Deliveries of 84 Single Aisle and 34 Widebody aircraft in May represented £2.5bn in value to UK industry, as global delivery rates continued to closely track 2016’s record-setting figures.