Latest news about Midlands aerospace


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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MAA's new stand design for the Farnborough airshow 2012

MAA's new stand design for the Farnborough airshow 2012

The Midlands Aerospace Alliance will be exhibiting at the Farnborough airshow taking place 9 - 15 July 2012.

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Midlands technology for Boeing 787

Midlands technology for Boeing 787

Midlands aerospace hails Boeing's delivery of the new 787 aircraft to the first airline customer, ANA of Japan.

The aircraft incorporates critical Midlands technologies including: Rolls-Royce's fuel-efficient Trent 1000 engines, Aero Engine Controls' sophisticated electronic controls for the Trent 1000 and Moog Aircraft Group's high-lift actuation system that controls the aircraft wings flaps and slats for take-off and landing.

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Aero Engine Controls invests

Aero Engine Controls invests

Aero Engine Controls has announced plans for a major investment as it moves to brand new facilities in Birmingham.

AEC plans to construct a 250,000 sq ft building as a headquarters, design, development, manufacturing, qualification and R&D facility to house 1,200 employees, with associated expansion space.

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Comar's Goodrich C-Series order

Comar's Goodrich C-Series order

MAA member Comar Engineering has won a large order for test rigs from Goodrich Actuation Systems for the Bombardier C-Series programme.

According to Comar's Stuart Martin: "This fantastic order comes as a result of our excellent performance on the A350 project where Comar produced the TRAS rigs for both production and systems simulation on the A350 Iron Bird at Airbus in Toulouse."

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