Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has secured a £1.5 million government grant

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has secured a £1.5 million government grant

Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has secured a £1.5 million government grant to develop and test next-generation aircraft tyres that will be lighter and more robust.  The three-year project, which is being run in collaboration with Airbus, will see the world’s only specialist aircraft tyre manufacturer and retreader focus on developing main-wheel radial tyres designed for current and future versions of the A320 family of aircraft.

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Cullum Detuners sponsor award in Derbyshire's Best Business Awards 2013

Cullum Detuners sponsor award in Derbyshire's Best Business Awards 2013

Cullum are thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s inaugural “School of the Year” award in the Derbyshire’s Best Business Awards 2103.  The winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner being held at the Roundhouse on 27th September.

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Delcam supports award-winning Hamuel hybrid repair machine

Delcam supports award-winning Hamuel hybrid repair machine

Delcam’s CADCAM software is at the heart of a new hybrid repair machine launched by Hamuel Maschinenbau at the EMO exhibition in Hannover.  The significance of the new machine was recognised with an EMO Award from industry magazine MM Maschinenmarkt.

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Dunlop signs new Boeing 737NG tyres contract

Dunlop signs new Boeing 737NG tyres contract

Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has landed a long-term contract to provide new and retreaded tyres to Czech Republic carrier Travel Service Airlines.
The tyres will support Travel Service Airlines’ fleet of 23 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, as well as four B737NGs operating for its low-cost subsidiary SmartWings.

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Doing what we do best for CSeries

Doing what we do best for CSeries

Midlands aerospace has welcomed the first flight of Bombardier’s innovative super-efficient CSeries narrowbody airliner, the Canadian company’s 110-140 seat challenger to small airliners offered by Airbus and Boeing.

Companies from across the region are contributing cutting-edge technologies to enhance the performance of the aircraft and that of its Pratt & Whitney pathbreaking PurePower® PW1500G “geared turbofan” engines.

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Composites firm aiming to reach new heights

Composites firm aiming to reach new heights

In only five years, Derby composites firm Pentaxia has gone from a standing start to employing dozens of people and a seven-figure turnover. It is a high-growth, hi-tech manufacturing operation working in aerospace, motorsport and the oil and gas industry.

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Pattonair's online vision to improve customer service

Pattonair's online vision to improve customer service

Aerospace and defence logistics firm Pattonair has invested more than £100,000 to help manufacturers become more efficient. The company, whose clients include engine manufacturers Rolls-Royce and Pratt and Whitney, has launched an online tool for customers.

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Delcam achieves record half-year sales in 2013 first half

Delcam achieves record half-year sales in 2013 first half

CADCAM developer Delcam is pleased to announce that the company achieved record sales for a six-month period during the first half of 2013.  This latest result means that the company has set new record levels of sales in each of the last seven half-year periods.

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