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How we help our members

We support members of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance in three ways derived from the MAA strategy:

Promoting networking and sharing knowledge and information

Through special events, meetings and regular communication we help share knowledge and views so as to encourage our member organisations to work cooperatively to address common problems together. Here the MAA is a catalyst promoting the exchange of valuable information.

This is achieved through such activities as:

  • seminars, workshops and networking with customer companies - for more on our events click here
  • maintaining in-depth databases on the capabilities of member companies - for the MAA member directory click here
  • organising trade missions to overseas markets - click here for a case study 
  • distributing our Midlands Aerospace magazine to more than 3,000 readers - for the latest issue click here
  • disseminating information and opportunities through a regular e-letter - to subscribe click here.

Delivering expert support

MAA experts in marketing, technology development and supply chain management deliver targeted professional support that helps members work together better. Here the MAA uses its expertise to deliver collaborative activities that help member organisations.

This is achieved through such activities as:

Leading coordination of shared strategy

We coordinate an overall Midlands aerospace cluster strategy that encourages long-term thinking and partnerships amongst our members and between the private and public sectors. Here the MAA is a catalyst helping stakeholders work together more efficiently and effectively.

This is achieved by representing all members of the Midlands aerospace community in dialogue and strategy development, so we can all maximise the effectiveness of the business resources available to companies in the Midlands. In addition, we ensure that the Midlands voice is fully represented in the formation of national aerospace strategies and programmes, working with the national aerospace and defence body ADS and through meetings with government departments and ministers. Where possible, we collaborate with our peer aerospace clusters to achieve common objectives.