Latest news about Midlands aerospace


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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Moog and COMAC letter of intent for China's C919 system

Moog and COMAC letter of intent for China's C919 system

Moog Inc. and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have signed a letter of intent to develop the high lift system for the C919. COMAC has forecast a global market for more than 2,000 C919 aircraft over the 20 years following entry into service, planned for 2016.

A significant part of the work is likely to take place at Moog's Wolverhampton facilities in the Midlands.  

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Watchkeeper's first UK flight

Watchkeeper's first UK flight

The Watchkeeper unmanned air system (UAS) development by Thales UK completed a successful 20-minute maiden UK flight in April. It is seen as the first milestone in a long-term programme to demonstrate the system’s capabilities and adherence to robust safety and airworthiness criteria. Watchkeeper integration takes place at Thales in Leicester.

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Bromford acquires Beesley

Bromford acquires Beesley

Birmingham-based Bromford Holdings has acquired the trade and certain assets of Leicester’s H Beesley from administrator KPMG. The acquired business will trade as Bromford Technologies Leicester. Its fabrication and precision machining business complements the existing Bromford businesses. It also shares many aerospace and other customers with Bromford.

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ACG selected for Watchkeeper

ACG selected for Watchkeeper

Derbyshire-based Advanced Composites Group has been selected by Elbit Systems to supply prepreg materials for construction of the Watchkeeper 450 UAV, the system’s aerial platform.

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Midlands suppliers tip 2011 for aerospace recovery

Midlands suppliers tip 2011 for aerospace recovery

MIDLANDS aerospace suppliers expect their markets to be recovering in 2011 after stabilising in 2010, an MAA survey has shown. But companies also recognise that they face numerous challenges, including financial and internal capacity and capability, if they are to take advantage of renewed global industry growth.

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Older news stories

Older news stories

Older news stories can be found in the MAA quarterly newsletter Aerospace in the Midlands (AIM), published since 2004.

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