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Aerospace & Defence News, November 2017

Airbus has struck its biggest single deal with an order for 430 aircraft worth $49.5bn at list prices from US investment firm Indigo Partners.   Indigo, whose interests include Europe’s Wizz Air, US-based Frontier, and Mexico’s Volaris, will buy Airbus’s A320neo family of aircraft. The order on the penultimate day of the Dubai Airshow comes […]

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Aerospace & Defence News, November 2017

BAE Systems will not lead a consortium bidding to build Britain’s newest frigate, the first time in three decades that its shipyards have taken a-back-seat role on a new warship.   The UK’s biggest defence company has instead struck an alliance with Birkenhead-based shipyard Cammell Laird to bid for the £1.25bn contract to build five […]

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Aerospace & Defence News, October 2017

Some 750 workers at BAE Systems Warton and Salmesbury sites in Lancashire are to lose their jobs as a result of reduced demand for Eurofighter Typhoon where it is manufactured. The job cuts are among nearly 2,000 announced by the listed defence company.   The Lancashire losses are among 1,400 to go from BAE’s military […]

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Aerospace & Defence News – September 2017

Construction has begun on a multi-million pound manufacturing site in Sheffield which will produce 8,000 parts a year for the growing aviation industry.   Boeing is investing around £40m in locating the company’s first European manufacturing facility on Sheffield Business Park. Boeing Sheffield will form part of the company’s global network of commercial aeroplanes fabrication […]

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Aerospace & Defence News – July 2017

The Aerospace Technology Institute has created a framework using insights gathered from the sector to represent the possibilities digital technologies offer. Digital technologies and advances are becoming more important and its impact is beginning to be realised throughout UK aerospace. Digital transformation is driving change in many areas such as integrated supply chains to new […]

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Aerospace & Defence News – May 2017

Derby-based Rolls-Royce and Kale Group, a major player in global and national defence and aerospace industries, have announced the formation of a joint venture company to target aero engine opportunities in Turkey. Kale Group will own 51% and Rolls-Royce 49% of the joint venture, which aims to develop aircraft engines for Turkey, initially targeting the […]

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