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Aerospace News, Late April, 2022

Published 11th May 2022

AEROSPACE   Boeing and the aerostructures company Spirit AeroSystems have reached an agreement to support maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of the global fleet of Boeing 737 MAX.   The deal particularly concerns the repair of the nacelles and flight controls and aims “to expand Boeing’s parts services options in response to customer needs”.  https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/30846-boeing-spirit-aerosystems-mro-737-max Aircraft […]

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Aerospace News, Early April, 2022

Published 20th April 2022

AEROSPACE   The UK’s aerospace technology research programme, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), is to receive record levels of government funding, Industry Minister Lee Rowley confirmed, driving forward the research and development of green aviation technology. The ATI will receive £685 million from the government for the financial years 2022-2023 through to 2024-2025, an increase […]

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Aerospace news, Late March 2022

Published 7th April 2022

AEROSPACE   Delta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the first US-based airline to collaborate with Airbus on the latter’s existing efforts to commercialise the use of hydrogen for aircrafts. Airbus recently agreed to a partnership with engine manufacturers to enable the use of hydrogen in combustion engines, with an overall aim of […]

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Aerospace News, March 2022

Published 21st March 2022

AEROSPACE   Kn aerospace-led skybus collaboration project completes successful feasibility studies. Skybus research project has identified unique opportunities for air ‘buses’ to operate alongside air taxis in the rapidly growing urban air mobility sector Skybus was launched under the Future Flight Challenge in January 2021 as a GKN Aerospace-led project, in collaboration with Swanson Aviation […]

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Aerospace & Defence News, Early March, 2022

Published 9th March 2022

AEROSPACE   A “hugely significant” £10 million aerospace hub has officially opened in Yeovil. The iAero, a business centre dedicated to innovation, collaboration and sustainable aviation, welcomed local figures for its opening ceremony on Tuesday February 22nd.  https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/hugely-significant-10m-aerospace-hub-6705459 DEFENCE A global missile manufacturer is planning to hire hundreds of people across its UK operations in […]

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Aerospace News, Late February 2022

Published 22nd February 2022

AEROSPACE   Leading aerospace companies including Airbus and Safran Landing Systems are working with a consortium led by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) on a new project aiming to offer a major sustainability boost, along with cost and lead time savings, across critical component manufacturing through a combination of forging, forming and additive manufacturing. […]

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Aerospace News, February, 2022

Published 9th February 2022

AEROSPACE   Rolls-Royce all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft is officially the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, having set two new world records which have now been independently confirmed.  At 15.45 (GMT) on 16 November 2021, the aircraft reached a top speed of 555.9 km/h (345.4 mph) over 3 kilometres, smashing the existing record by 213.04 km/h […]

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Aerospace News, January 2022

Published 20th January 2022

AEROSPACE Grant funding worth over £2 million has been awarded so far to Midlands-based aerospace SMEs, or companies seeking to diversify into the sector, as part of the Aerospace Unlocking Potential (UP) programme which has been working at pace to support the upturn of aerospace in the region.  https://www.aero-mag.com/midlands-aerospace-funding-12012022  US plane manufacturer Boeing has snatched […]

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Aerospace Manufacturing – Mapping the engineering supply chain

Published 19th November 2021

Julia Moore, CEO of the Gauge & Toolmakers Association (GTMA) explains how ReshoringUK – a collaboration of leading industrial engineering associations – can assist manufacturers in connecting with trusted, accredited suppliers. In response to the downturn in the aerospace and automotive sectors during the early days of the pandemic, the Gauge & Toolmakers Association (GTMA) […]

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Aerospace News, Late October, 2021

Published 3rd November 2021

AEROSPACE The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and the world’s largest aerospace company Boeing have officially opened a new research and development (R&D) facility in Westway Park in Renfrew within the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland. Key figures, including Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Ivan McKee, attended the event on Tuesday, marking a […]

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