UK manufacturing continues to face significant change in automation and digitalisation, attitudes towards its emissions output and preparing its workforce for the future, while being beset by ever-shifting political challenges as the UK prepares to the the European Union.
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.
The UK is in the top tier of the global aerospace industry, a position it owes in part to the expertise of smaller firms in the supply chain, such as Coventry’s Arrowsmith Engineering. Maddy White reports.
While all of our attention has been diverted to the Boeing Max disasters, should we focus on China, the country that has started making its own planes and is soon to become the world's largest aviation market?