Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Sigma Composites celebrates aerospace standard

Sigma Composites celebrates aerospace standard

Sigma Composites is celebrating after being awarded the aerospace quality management standard AS9100. Part of Sigma Components, it will now develop its product range for aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide.

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Rolls-Royce $5bn Etihad order

Rolls-Royce $5bn Etihad order

Rolls-Royce has won a $5bn order from Etihad Airways for Trent XWB engines, the world's most efficient engine flying today, to power 50 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

The order includes long-term TotalCare® support. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has ordered 24 A350-900 Regional, 16 A350-900 and 10 A350-1000 aircraft.

The order takes the total number of Etihad A350 aircraft on order to 62, all powered by the Trent XWB.

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Aerospace clusters at MAA

Aerospace clusters at MAA

MAA members opened new links to Europe at the first TransNetAero event for European aerospace suppliers, hosted by the MAA at the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

Thirty participants from regions in Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland -- and the Midlands -- spent a day with Rolls-Royce, Aero Engine Controls, the MTC and the University of Nottingham's Institute for Aerospace Technology.

Pictured: Malcolm Harbour, West Midlands MEP, meets TransNetAero organisers at the MAA office.

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Andrew Mair's view on why UK aerospace needs to build an R&D supply chain

Andrew Mair's view on why UK aerospace needs to build an R&D supply chain

Andrew Mair's view on why UK aerospace needs to build an R&D supply chain

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Winbro US facility announces Nadcap accreditation

Winbro US facility announces Nadcap accreditation

Winbro Group Technologies Ltd, based in Coalville, Leicestershire investment in the US moves forward with the Winbro Advanced Machining (WAM US) announcing the achievement of four separate Nadcap™ accreditations.

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Military and CAA choose TEC Lead Auditor course

Military and CAA choose TEC Lead Auditor course

TEC have now delivered their IRCA-certified “QMS Lead Auditor based on AS/EN9100” course and exam in-house to 25 delegates from the MAA (Military Aviation Authority) and CAA (Civil Aviation Authority).

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Sigma Components signs contract with Sharing in Growth UK Ltd

Sigma Components signs contract with Sharing in Growth UK Ltd

Hinckley-based aerospace manufacturer Sigma Components has signed a contract with Sharing in Growth UK Limited (SIG) for a business support programme valued at over £2m over five years. 

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MMC Hardmetal & AML collaborate on new projects

MMC Hardmetal & AML collaborate on new projects

MMC Hardmetal (a group company of the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation) and Advanced Manufacturing (Sheffield) Ltd (AML) are collaborating on new aerospace projects. The partnership began at an event at the AMRC earlier this year where Mitsubishi was showcasing its brand new range of iMX exchangeable head end mills. 

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