Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Connecticut & Midlands clusters meet

Connecticut & Midlands clusters meet

Midlands aerospace companies shared business opportunities at the MAA offices with a visiting trade delegation from the key US aerospace cluster in Connecticut.

The US delegation was led by Congressman Joe Courtney, member of the House Armed Services Committee.

They were greeted by local Member of Parliament Bob Ainsworth, until 2010 the UK's Secretary of State for Defence.

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Winbro plans to expand

Winbro plans to expand

Leicestershire-based Winbro Group Technologies plans to expand into new premises and take on new employees as the company continues to win new orders for its specialist laser cutting and drilling machines.

Winbro equipment is used by Rolls-Royce and gas turbine makers to create precision cooling holes in turbine blades.

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MAA at Paris: only two places left!

MAA at Paris: only two places left!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to exhibit with the MAA at the largest worldwide event dedicated to the aerospace, aviation and space industries for a century.

The Paris Le Bourget Airshow starts on 20 June 2011.

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228 aerospace buyer-supplier meetings in Birmingham

228 aerospace buyer-supplier meetings in Birmingham

The Aerospace Opportunities 2011 event held in Birmingham on 2 March 2011 let 15 buyers from Europe and India and 30 Midlands suppliers hold a series of one-to-one meetings.

The event was organised by UK Trade and Investment, supported by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance and hosted by MAA member Delcam.

UK Trade Minister Lord Green visited and discussed trade policy with MAA members.

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New aerospace centre opens

New aerospace centre opens

The University of Nottingham confirms its position as a global leader in aerospace research with the launch of a new Institute for Aerospace Technology.

The Institute was officially opened by MAA chairman Clive Snowdon, chief executive of UMECO plc (right, with Professor Andy Long).

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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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