Latest news about Midlands aerospace


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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