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 £4bn takeover of the FTSE 250 defence manufacturer Cobham is being resisted by a family shareholder, according to a report in The Times, amid fears about the 'hollowing out' of the UK's defence manufacturing base.
As temperatures in the UK soared over 30 degrees on Wednesday, and with the UK's heatwave set to break all records today, you might be forgiven for thinking the management at A&M EDM precision engineers in Smethwick, West Midlands, had gone above and beyond for their employees, by providing them with a brand new swimming pool. No such luck.
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.
With economic uncertainty and unresolved Brexit issues on the horizon, it’s a troubling time for the UK’s aerospace industry. The Manufacturer sat down with Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS, to discuss some of the key issues, and how we can choose the right path to ensure stability.
It's one of the toughest challenges in the UK economy - encouraging small companies to grow into the powerhouse-medium sized companies that are such a feature of successful industrial economies like Germany.