Latest news about Midlands aerospace


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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KMF utilises existing automation to add capacity

KMF utilises existing automation to add capacity

KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) is reaping the benefits of its investment in Trumpf automation. It is achieving this by integrating two new machines into existing tower storage and parts handling automation systems.

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Twenty hours 1-to-1's with Italian aerospace buyers

Twenty hours 1-to-1's with Italian aerospace buyers

Ten MAA members held a total of over 20 hours of 1-to-1 meetings with 17 procurement leaders at 5 key Italian aerospace customers on the MAA-UKTI trade mission to Turin and Milan.

According to one of the MAA participants, “everywhere we visited we were welcomed with open arms and at levels within the businesses that we would not normally be able to access.”

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Delcam launches PowerMILL Robot Interface

Delcam launches PowerMILL Robot Interface

Delcam has launched the PowerMILL Robot Interface for the programming of robots for multi-axis machining operations.  The earlier VB application that was developed for robot machining has been completely rewritten and fully embedded inside the company’s internationally-renowned PowerMILL CAM system as a plug-in. 

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Aeromet awarded grant from the Regional Growth Fund

Aeromet awarded grant from the Regional Growth Fund

Aeromet have been granted funding from the Government's Regional Growth Fund for research and development into their patented alloy A20X®.

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Delcam joins Coventry Manufacturing Technology Centre

Delcam joins Coventry Manufacturing Technology Centre

Birmingham-based CADCAM software developer Delcam has become a member of the flagship Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry.  The MTC is a key part of the UK Government’s drive to make the UK the home of advanced manufacturing technologies.

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