The Midlands Aerospace Alliance brought a record number of companies to the Farnborough International Airshow 2010. Business was brisk on the MAA stand.
Five MAA members were part of a small group that met with Business Secretary Vince Cable to discuss issues facing the UK aerospace industry. Exhibitor Paul Fabrications signed a significant new business agreement to supply Meggitt.
The Midlands Aerospace Alliance brought a record number of companies from the Midlands aerospace community to the Farnborough International Airshow 2010. Business was brisk on the MAA stand.
Exhibiting with the MAA were:
- Aluminium Special Products
- Bromford Industries
- CHH CoNeX
- Columbia Precision
- Consult Avila
- Coventry (Premier) Aerospace
- G&O Springs
- Gould Alloys
- Hydrapower Dynamics Engineering
- Icon Polymer
- IPI Solutions
- Paul Fabrications
- Precision Manufacturing Centre
- Tower Tool
- Wolverhampton City Council
Other highlights included:
- Over 100 people promoted these companies at pods on the MAA stand over the week of the show.
- Five MAA members, including chairman Clive Snowdon of UMECO, Simon Beech of Bulwell Precision Engineering, Hugh Humphreys of Delcam, Steve Boyd of G&O Springs and Neil Hillier of Icon Polymer, joined a small group that met with Business Secretary Vince Cable to discuss issues facing the UK aerospace industry.
- The Farnborough edition of the MAA newsletter AIM was distributed to over 2,500 readers.
- The new edition of the MAA member directory for 2010-11 was published, with a 28% growth in membership since 2008 Farnborough -- 4,000 copies were printed.
- Exhibitor Paul Fabrications signed a significant new business agreement to supply Meggitt.
- Wolverhampton City Council hosted a reception on the MAA stand to promote the industry in Wolverhampton with Emma Reynolds MP.
- The Coventry and Warwickshire Aerospace Forum was launched on the MAA stand with Bob Ainsworth MP, shadow minister for defence.
- Presentations were made on SC21 in the Midlands and the MAA's technology exploitation projects.
- Over 25 newspaper and magazine articles and radio interviews were published on Midlands aerospace running up to Farnborough and at the show itself, including a special issue of the Derby Evening Telegraph.
- MAA chief executive Andrew Mair and exhibitor Ian Wiles of Advanced Chemical Etching were interviewed on BBC Radio WM on whether the aerospace industry can pull Midlands manufacturing out of recession.