Visitors spend day at new HQ and manufacturing facility
The MAA's 'Inside...Meggitt' event was attended by 60 delegates from across the aerospace supply chain
The day included insightful presentations covering topics of critical importance to the aerospace industry including digitalisation, design for manufacture, procurement, zero-defect manufacturing and sustainable aviation.
An in-depth tour of the production facilities -- including the Airbus A220's electric braking systems, heat exchanger manufacture and logistics -- added more insights for the visitors.
The event concluded with an extensive Q&A with senior managers from Meggitt.
Alan Dunbar, Chair of the MAA Board, said "I'm grateful to my fellow MAA Director, Stephen McMulkin at Meggitt, for setting up an excellent opportunity for MAA members to spend a whole day learning from this world-class company headquartered in our region."
Here's what participants thought . . .
- A confident and approachable company, a can-do atmosphere and an engaged workforce. Feels like something good is happening there.
- Overall, the day was interesting, informative and enjoyable. The factory tour was a particular highlight - it's always exciting to see actual hardware and talk to those involved in its design and manufacture.
- A very useful and enjoyable day.
- Well organised event which helped me network with Meggitt and other MAA members present on the day - this has supported some interesting new leads.
- Well organised and very informative site visit. Meggitt's facility is very impressive! Meggitt staff were very approachable and gave positive feed-back. Also good to interact with other MAA members
- It was fantastic to see how Meggitt are tackling the future of their business. Also good to meet the MAA members and to extend my network.
- Very good insights shared by Meggitt and well supported by senior management. Thank you!
- The day was enjoyable and well executed. All in all it was a good well organised day.
- Most enjoyable insight into how Meggitt are trying to move forward with both reducing their carbon footprint and bringing on new technology.
- A really good and well organised day with lots of material and opportunity to understand the Meggitt business. As usual at MAA events the networking time allowed is always valuable
- Very well organised and well presented by all.
- It was my first MAA event having only recently joined my company which has been a member for some time. I was impressed with all aspects of the day and will be a regular participant in future MAA events.