Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Sigma Components expands creating jobs

Sigma Components expands creating jobs

Sigma Components – a leading manufacturer of precision-engineered components and fixings for the aerospace sector – is investing £250,000 expanding its facilities in Leicestershire to meet growing customer demand.

The company, which is headquartered on Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate, has opened a new 25,000 square foot facility on the adjacent Harrowbrook Industrial Estate, creating 15 new jobs.

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National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP)

National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP)

Speaking at the Paris Air Show, UK Business Minister Michael Fallon officially launched the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP).

Based on the MAA's 2006-2012 ATEP and an integral part of the UK Aerospace Growth Partnership's industrial strategy, the £40m NATEP will fund 100 new technology projects in the supply chain between 2013 and 2017.

particular encouragement will be given to aerospac

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Paul Fabrications receives Top FACC Supplier Award

Paul Fabrications receives Top FACC Supplier Award

Paul Fabrications Ltd, an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company, has earned the prestigious Excellent Supplier “Gold” Award 2012 from Austrian aviation supplier FACC AG.

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Tufnol Composites invests in Lean training

Tufnol Composites invests in Lean training

Tufnol Composites – the leading UK manufacturer, machinist and stockist of high performance laminates, composites and engineering plastics – is embarking on a Lean training initiative in a bid to expand the business’ manufacturing capabilities and up-skill its workforce.

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Midlands aerospace rapid growth

Midlands aerospace rapid growth

The annual Midlands Aerospace Alliance survey of member companies reveals that business turnover and employment continue to grow at a rapid pace in 2013 -- with 17% and 8% growth respectively.

The results confirm that the strong position of the region's industry in global growth markets, especially for large civil airliners in Asia, is flowing through to increased economic activity and jobs in the Midlands.

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Rolls-Royce on 70 more large aircraft

Rolls-Royce on 70 more large aircraft

Rolls-Royce has announced three orders in recent weeks to supply engines for more than 70 Airbus A350 and A330 large civil aircraft. The orders are from Singapore Airlines, US leasing company CIT Aerospace and British Airways owner IAG.

The orders are equivalent to about 1/5 of the company's annual output of engines.

Pictured, Airbus A350 under construction.

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Aeromet receives Airbus Gold Performer Award

Aeromet receives Airbus Gold Performer Award

Aeromet are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Airbus Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program (SQIP) Gold Award for 2012 in the Best Performer category.

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Gardner sales take off as it readies for Indian expansion

Gardner sales take off as it readies for Indian expansion

Derby-headquartered Gardner Group has boosted its sales by almost 30 per cent to more than £70m as its revenue from Europe jumped by more than £15m.

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