Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Midlands showcased in India

Midlands showcased in India

The technology capabilities of the Midlands aerospace cluster were presented to six Indian aerospace groups during an intensive week spent by MAA CEO Dr Andrew Mair in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

At the same time, many Indian companies seek UK technology partners.

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Rolls-Royce's $6.1bn Trent orders

Rolls-Royce's $6.1bn Trent orders

Rolls-Royce announced new deals for Trent aero engines, made in Derby in the Midlands, worth £6.1 billion, during October and November.

The orders came from global growth airlines including Air China, China Eastern and Emirates.

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Midlands aerospace wins on SC21

Midlands aerospace wins on SC21

Four more Midlands companies are flying high from their work under the UK’s 21st Century Supply Chains (SC21) programme.

The companies have won bronze awards for on-time delivery and quality excellence in serving the global aerospace and defence industry.

The four latest winners of bronze awards are: AAR International, Burcas, Fourmasters and The Seat Design Company.

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MAA launches new website

MAA launches new website

This brand new site features:

• enhanced searchable members directory detailing 300 companies

• up-to-date news from MAA members and the MAA

• easy system for booking onto MAA events

. . .  and many other improvements. Try it out now!

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Cubewano's US UAV success

Cubewano's US UAV success

Birmingham-based engine maker Cubewano will shortly be supplying its heavy-fuel engines for the US Army BCTM Class1 UAV program.

The UAV's prime contractor is Honeywell, and the engine in question is a version of Cubewano's Reno 42 LC heavy-fuel, liquid-cooled rotary engine.

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MAA's record year at Farnborough

MAA's record year at Farnborough

The Midlands Aerospace Alliance brought a record number of companies to the Farnborough International Airshow 2010. Business was brisk on the MAA stand.

Five MAA members were part of a small group that met with Business Secretary Vince Cable to discuss issues facing the UK aerospace industry. Exhibitor Paul Fabrications signed a significant new business agreement to supply Meggitt.

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Tekdata opens new facilities

Tekdata opens new facilities

Tekdata Interconnections Ltd officially opened its new building on 8 July 2010.

The new building will be crucial in helping Tekdata deliver a wide range of products and cable assemblies which include aero control systems, large numbers of military communications systems, harnesses for advanced missiles, military specification IT racks, harnesses and related equipment for spacecraft, and satellite land systems.

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MAA introduces new minister to Midlands skills, expertise

MAA introduces new minister to Midlands skills, expertise

MARK Prisk, the minister responsible for small business in the new UK coalition government, has praised the work of the MAA and its impact on aerospace.

He was speaking during a visit to MAA member Indestructible Paint of Birmingham in June, his first to a UK aerospace company, that was organised by the MAA.

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