Six students from The Sweyne Park School, Essex, competed in an international fly-off against teams representing the USA, Japan and France at Paris Air Show.
ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt and Business Minister Richard Harrington welcomed a boost to the UK economy of around £13bn from aircraft orders and commitments announced at the Paris Air Show last week.
The UK trade association for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, ADS, welcomed the Government’s commitment to a Space Industry Bill outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech.
An Industrial Strategy initiative supporting the development of ground-breaking new aerospace technologies has been awarded £8m funding for its second round of projects.
The second day of the Paris Air Show saw 468 aircraft orders and commitments announced by the global aerospace industry, putting the total for the first two days of the show at more than 900.
Aerospace manufacturers and airlines announced 354 new orders and commitments on the first day of the biennial Paris Air Show, worth £35bn globally and an estimated £3.3bn to the UK.
The Government must refresh its Brexit strategy and reach out to a wider community to build consensus for its negotiating priorities.It is important all the potential options for a successful Brexit remain on the table, ADS says.
ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said: “The season of electoral surprises continues. The UK faces a period of uncertainty as our politicians reflect on the electorate’s verdict and consider the country’s approach to the political and economic challenges ahead."
Commercial aircraft deliveries in the first four months of the year continue to closely match the production pace set in 2016, with 406 aircraft delivered to airlines so far.
Today the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) is hosting a conference on the future of the industry in every part of the UK. Speaking at the conference in Leamington Spa, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt described productivity as a “national challenge”.