Daily Manufacturing News Digest – the industry stories you should be aware of today

Posted on 24 Apr 2023 by The Manufacturer

Each day The Manufacturer compiles the top manufacturing news stories from around the web. To make your life a little easier, we trawl through all the major trade publications, broadsheets and business magazines to find you the most important manufacturing news each morning. Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back daily.

Robust start to the year for global aircraft market

The global aircraft market has posted a robust start to the year, with 276 orders placed in the first quarter. Notably, orders for wide-body aircraft increased 95 per cent over Q1 2022, indicating strong market confidence in the return of international travel.

Global aircraft deliveries for Q1 2023 represent a significant value of £4bn to the UK as the advanced aerospace manufacturing sector looks towards blue skies. Read more via The Manufacturer

HVS unveils UK’s first zero-emission hydrogen-electric HGV with class-leading 370-mile range

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems’ (HVS) groundbreaking zero-emission hydrogen-powered truck has unveiled its plans to revolutionize the transportation industry by introducing a hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty vehicle (HGV).

The unveiling of its revolutionary hydrogen powertrain in the form of a 40 tonne HGV technology demonstrator underscores the company’s aim to be the first British designed and developed hydrogen HGV on the market. Read more via HVS

Orbex launches largest internship programme in build-up to UK mainland’s first vertical rocket launch

UK-based spaceflight company, Orbex, is planning to launch its biggest internship programme to date. With recruitment kicking off this month, the programme aims to welcome up to a dozen new interns, making it the largest cohort of new interns to date.

The latest intake of interns comes as Orbex prepares for the first launch of its Prime rocket, which will be the first ever vertical rocket launch from the UK mainland, creating a once in a lifetime opportunity for potential candidates. Read more via The Manufacturer

Britten-Norman & Cranfield merge to bring zero emissions airplane to service by 2026

The race to develop a zero-emissions airplane just got hotter, as stalwart UK manufacturer Britten-Norman is set to merge with industrious green aviation innovator Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS). The merger will bring together two powerful companies in the sustainable aviation field, one with more than six decades of aircraft manufacturing experience, and the other leading the way in alternative propulsion systems. Read more via Simple Flying

Toyota on the road to ‘green’ future propulsion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK has signed a deal with AMRC Cymru to accelerate the decarbonisation and digitalisation of the transport sector by optimising hydrogen fuel cell assembly.

Exciting, new advancements have been made to the Hydrogen Electric Propulsion Systems (HEPS) assembly testbed, based at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Cymru in North Wales, since work began in October 2022. Read more via The Manufacturer

Polestar will use site of former Saab plant to extend R&D footprint

EV maker Polestar will develop and test powertrains for its Polestar 5, a Tesla Model S rival, and the Polestar 6 at the location in Trollhattan, Sweden. Read more via Automotive News