Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Gardner grows in France

Gardner grows in France

Derbyshire-based Gardner Group's major investor, Better Capital PCC Limited, has acquired the French aerospace Group Airia SAS. 

Gardner has been looking to establish a substantial footprint in the important French aerospace industry and says it is delighted to have been able to acquire a business with sound growth plans of its own.

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MAA's 50 meetings with Safran

MAA's 50 meetings with Safran

MAA members have held 50 one-to-one meetings with senior procurement managers from the major French aerospace prime Safran Group at the British Embassy in Paris.

Safran's Group Procurement Director and UKTI-France's leading aerospace expert invited 10 MAA members and 6 senior purchasing managers from across Safran to spend a day sharing information about the French company's future procurement requirements and MAA member capabilities.

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New Aero Engine Controls facility

New Aero Engine Controls facility

The first pictures have been released of the new Aero Engine Controls facility due to open at Birmingham Business Park in 2014 when the company moves from its current premises in East Birmingham.

The £60 million advanced manufacturing and technology building will see more than 1,100 AEC West Midlands based staff re-locating from their current premises.

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MAA exhibits at Singapore

MAA exhibits at Singapore

The Midlands Aerospace Alliance exhibited for the first time at the Singapore Airshow 2012. 

Highlights of the MAA stand were superb displays by member companies Bromford and Nasmyth and a display of the region's new aerospace technology capability exemplified by the MAA's Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme.

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MAA inside United Technologies

MAA inside United Technologies

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Invotec is gold supplier

Invotec is gold supplier

MAA member Invotec, the UK’s biggest maker of printed circuit boards (PCBs, used in electronics), has been awarded Gold supplier status by BAE Systems. 

BAE Systems said "Invotec's Gold Award is well deserved and recognises sustained excellence in delivery and quality performance. Their contribution and commitment are a significant contributor in BAE Systems’ ability to deliver on its own customer commitments."

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Arrowsmith's £1m revamp

Arrowsmith's £1m revamp

MAA member Arrowsmith Engineering is targeting a £4m turnover figure, up from £1.8m, after investing more than £1m into new headquarters and machinery.

Arrowsmith said it had won a string of new orders to produce complex engine and actuation parts for Rolls-Royce, Goodrich, Pattonair and Meggitt.

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MAA to exhibit at Singapore Airshow 2012

MAA to exhibit at Singapore Airshow 2012

The Midlands Aerospace Alliance will be exhibiting for the first time at the Singapore Airshow taking place 14 - 19 February 2012.

The airshow is one of the world's Top 3 aviation events, and is the largest aerospace and defence event in Asia.

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