Latest news about Midlands aerospace


New high temperature metals research centre

New high temperature metals research centre

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has announced that Rolls-Royce and the University of Birmingham are establishing a new £60m High Temperature Research Centre.

The centre will help develop future generations of aero engines, and is focused initially on investment casting, design for manufacture and systems simulation.

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New Moog factory opens

New Moog factory opens

Moog Aircraft Group has opened its new facilities at the prestigious i54 development site near Wolverhampton.

Moog Business Unit General Manager Stuart Mclachlan, who is also a Midlands Aerospace Alliance director, says: "this is a key strategic move for Moog, and this world class facility will allow the business to support and grow our market leading position in actuation systems.”

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MAA explores nuclear

MAA explores nuclear

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MAA at Berlin airshow

MAA at Berlin airshow

The Midlands Aerospace Alliance exhibited at this week's ILA Berlin airshow for the first time, alongside an excellent group of UK companies, including Castle Metals, Cinch, Delcam, Indestructible Paint, Maycast and Tritech.

The UK aerospace suppliers village was located within the excellent International Suppliers Centre (ISC) hall, which had its own busy schedule of "meet-the-buyer" meetings for exhibiting companies to meet German primes and tier 1s one-to-one.

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University of Nottingham's Chinese aero engine research centre

University of Nottingham's Chinese aero engine research centre

The University of Nottingham is developing a new University Innovation Centre (UIC) with Chinese aerospace company ACAE (AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine Company Limited).

Research will include investigating impact damage on composite materials, as well as research into thermal barrier coatings to help improve the performance of engine components such as turbine blades.

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Farnborough airshow 2012 report

Farnborough airshow 2012 report

Life was very busy last week for MAA members and the MAA team at the Farnborough International Airshow. Sixty-nine MAA members exhibited, 27 of them on the biggest-ever MAA stand.

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Midlands aerospace grows again

Midlands aerospace grows again

The annual Midlands Aerospace Alliance survey of member companies reveals that business turnover and employment continues to grow in 2012.

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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Bromford on board Airbus A350

Bromford on board Airbus A350

Bromford Industries has won a major long-term contract to supply Messier Bugatti Dowty with landing gear components and sub-assemblies for the Airbus A350, to be introduced in 2014. 

The £40m+ deal will see the MAA member company supply Messier Bugatti Dowty’s UK plant for 10 years with main landing gear parts for the Airbus aircraft's -800 and -900 variants, which have nearly 500 orders.

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