MAA members join UK delegation to Collins Aerospace in the U.S

24 UK aerospace suppliers attended a conference near the company’s office in Charlotte, N.C.

The one-day event - which was organized by Collins and the U.K.’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; and Aerospace Technology Institute - connected the suppliers with Collins operations and supply chain executives to explore potential opportunities for future collaboration.

“With more than 5,000 employees across nearly 30 locations, Collins Aerospace has a significant footprint in the U.K. and we welcome the chance to discuss additional avenues for cooperation,” said Paolo Dal Cin, vice president of Operations & Quality for Collins. “We had a productive day of networking meetings and we look forward to continuing the conversation going forward.”

“As a global leader in aerospace, the UKs offer to the world in this sector is clear and I am delighted that the Department for International Trade has supported Collins Aerospace to host 24 UK aerospace suppliers in such an important market,” said Baroness Rona Fairhead, UK Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion. “Trade missions are perfect opportunities for businesses to make connections with others across the supply chain. The Department for International Trade will continue to promote the sector to help UK businesses forge new trade ties, break into new markets and attract investment into this key sector.”

“We have found previous trade missions with the DIT very valuable and now utilize these export missions as a key part of our business development strategy,” said Gareth Deering, business development engineer for Denroy Plastics Limited. “These targeted missions by the Department for International Trade allow us to reach our target audience of engineers that often wouldn’t be in attendance at trade shows or air shows. We have developed several strong leads from previous missions and welcomed the opportunity to connect with Collins Aerospace.”

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