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Sigma Components, which forms Avingtrans plc’s aerospace division, signed a contract at the Paris airshow worth £5m with global aero-structures company Sonaca.
The contract will see Sigma supplying fabricated details and assemblies to Sonaca for use on programmes including Airbus’ single-aisle, Bombardier’s C Series and Embraer E2.
Life was busy last week for MAA members and the MAA team at the Paris Airshow.
Eight MAA members exhibited on the MAA stand. Business was brisk throughout the show.
The Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Francis Maude visited the show and spoke to MAA members exhibiting on the stand.
The Midlands aerospace cluster continues on the path of growth it has followed for the past decade, according to the 10th Midlands Aerospace Alliance annual business survey.
The study has also highlighted the productivity increases that are driving growth. Productivity in Midlands aerospace manufacturing has been growing at a healthy 3.4 per cent annual rate since 2005.
The graphic shows how Midlands aerospace has been keeping pace with Airbus and Boeing aircraft output.
Midlands aerospace suppliers on an MAA/UKTI trade mission to southern Italy were treated to an intensive schedule of plant visits and business meetings at two primes, eight tier 1s, a big aerospace research centre as well as two networking receptions each with more than 20 local aerospace suppliers.
One of the MAA team reported: “brilliant trade mission: we received our first RFQ before the mission was finished and three others shortly after!”
Rolls-Royce has won its largest ever order, worth $9.2bn, to provide Trent 900 engines and TotalCare® service support to Emirates. The engines will power 50 Airbus A380 aircraft that will enter service from 2016.
The decision confirms the Trent 900 as the engine of choice on the four-engine A380. It has now secured more than 50 per cent market share on the aircraft, in addition to being selected by the majority of A380 customers.
Advice on how to succeed in a global aerospace industry, and how we can all work better together to do that, was the theme of the third Midlands Aerospace Alliance annual conference held in Wolverhampton.
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