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Aerospace News, Late August, 2019

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UK innovators are set to benefit from a £300m investment in more sustainable flight solutions for people and goods, with researchers developing electric planes and cleaner jet fuels set to receive an additional £5m boost.

Those developing cleaner forms of fuel and new technological platforms such as flying urban taxis, electric passenger planes and even freight-carrying drones, are all expected to benefit from this latest round of funding. The government will provide £125m, which will be supported by industry co-investment of up to £175m.

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https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/300m-boost-help-advance-cleaner-greener-future-flight/

GKN Aerospace is to axe around 1,000 jobs over the next two years in a restructuring drive in plans it said pre-date its £8bn hostile takeover by Melrose when it promised to invest in the business. The aerospace and defence supplier said the cuts would hit non-production jobs with a focus on back office and support functions.

The company said the business has grown rapidly by acquisition over recent years, increasing in scale from £600m turnover in 2006 to more than £3.5bn at the end of 2018.

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http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/news/2033391-gkn-aerospace-to-axe-1000-jobs-in-move-to-simplify-operations