Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Atlas introduces composite processing control

Atlas introduces composite processing control

MAA member Atlas Composites has partnered with ASC Process Systems to upgrade the autoclave processes at Atlas’s 25,000 sq ft composites manufacturing facility.

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TEC - 100th SC21 engagement

TEC - 100th SC21 engagement

TEC has announced that it has successfully completed its 100th SC21 engagement and diagnostic with almost a quarter of this number resulting in an award.

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Metal Spinners Group achieves AS9100 Rev C certification

Metal Spinners Group achieves AS9100 Rev C certification

Metal Spinners Group are proud to announce we have recently gained the AS9100 Rev C Aerospace and Defence certification for all of our manufacturing sites.

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Phoenix commissions new extraction and scrubber system

Phoenix commissions new extraction and scrubber system

Phoenix County Metals are pleased to announce the completion and successful commissioning of their new extraction and scrubber system for its main fume cupboard facility.

With variable speed fans and a larger scrubbing chamber, it gives more flexibility and capacity for acid dissolution processes.

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Sigma signs £80m contract with Rolls-Royce

Sigma signs £80m contract with Rolls-Royce

Avingtrans, a manufacturer of critical components and associated services to the global aerospace, energy and medical sectors is pleased to announce that Sigma Precision Components UK Ltd, part of Avingtrans plc’s Aerospace Division, has signed a long term agreement with Rolls-Royce plc.

The contract is to supply rigid pipe assemblies and precision components and is valued at £80 million over its duration of 10 years. 

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Avingtrans adds Aerotech Tubes

Avingtrans adds Aerotech Tubes

Engineering technology group Avingtrans has acquired Derby-based Aerotech Tubes for £2m to further expand its aerospace division.

The Nottingham company has also secured a new long-term agreement, valued at £2m a year over the next ten years, with an existing Aerotech customer.

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Icon refuelling breakthrough

Icon refuelling breakthrough

Nottinghamshire-based Icon Aerospace has developed a key enabling technology to create the first ‘Intelligent Connector (IC)’ for in-flight refuelling.

The IconIC™ hose system draws on the company’s mechatronics and polymer-to-polymer technology to accommodate power with telemetry cables and fibre-optics for data transfer – something previously considered unattainable. This provides for a range of key control and communication functions to take place between a tanker and receiver aircraft during mid-air refuelling.

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Monarch's new Midlands MRO

Monarch's new Midlands MRO

Monarch Aircraft Engineering is to build a new 110,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport, creating 150 new jobs.

Due to be operational by the end of 2013, the new MAEL facility will be the first UK hangar to have the capacity for Boeing 787 Dreamliner maintenance, large enough to accommodate two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft or 10 narrow-body aircraft.

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