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Feb
23
Mon
9:00 am Cyber Threat Detection Service b... @ The Concorde Room,
Cyber Threat Detection Service b... @ The Concorde Room,
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Most organisations will suffer a successful security breach as a result of a cyber-attack every year.  Some of the attacks are targeted, some are indiscriminate, and often the results are the same, with significant impact to the company through the … Continue reading
Feb
25
Wed
6:00 pm FAC Annual Networking Dinner @ The Sky Lounge, The Aviator Hotel
FAC Annual Networking Dinner @ The Sky Lounge, The Aviator Hotel
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FAC is pleased to invite you to our annual Networking Dinner. This year it takes place in the prestigious Sky Lounge which is on the 4th floor of the Aviator – a Hotel by Tag, which has amazing views over … Continue reading
Mar
10
Tue
12:00 pm Harwell Satellite Applications C... @ Satellite Applications Catapult
Harwell Satellite Applications C... @ Satellite Applications Catapult
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Satellite Applications Catapult is a new type of independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together … Continue reading

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About FAC:

FAC (Farnborough Aerospace Consortium) is a business-winning trade association with national and international members. It is the largest and most established aerospace and defence trade body in the UK, providing support to some 300 companies located in southern England – the heart of the UK’s aerospace industry.

Through its unrivalled experience and expertise, FAC acts as an enabler for business between large primes and the supply chain, particularly Small to Medium Size Enterprises. It enables its members to become more competitive and increase their market share through facilitating local and international trading, technology transfer and development, sharing of best practice and training plus lobbying at national level on key issues facing the sector.

The FAC recognises the consequences and impact of globalisation. It is committed to the long-term strategic growth of the aerospace and defence sectors, ensuring the region continues to excel on a global scale.

Mission Statement

‘Enabling members to improve their business winning opportunities and capabilities’

FAC aims to make a significant contribution to sustaining a prosperous aerospace and defence industry in the UK by:

  • Being a leading aerospace and defence trade body
  • Supporting and championing the cause of the aerospace and defence industry
  • Providing a brokering service to help members win new business
  • Developing for all relevant sectors an effective contract winning and collaborative working mechanism to win and undertake work
  • Being recognised internationally as a key portal for investment and business winning aerospace and defence opportunities in the UK particularly for SMEs
  • Being recognised by academia and research establishments as a key route to the aerospace and defence industry
  • Being accepted by Government and the industry as the principal voice of SMEs in the aerospace and defence industries in the UK
  • Working with appropriate partners to establish an effective learning and skills programme to attract and retain people in the aerospace and defence industries and to develop the skills of the existing and future workforce.
  • Developing funding sources for FAC and its members including membership services, consultancy and winning and managing Government projects/initiatives
  • Establishing good communications with the media to promote the aerospace and defence industries.