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10:00 am UKTI: Airports Mission to Mexico @ Mexico Airport
UKTI: Airports Mission to Mexico @ Mexico Airport
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm
GREAT Week Mexico presents an outstanding opportunity for UK companies involved in Airport infrastructure to meet with potential partners and build long term relationships with senior Mexican Airport stakeholders. Please click Indonesia201401 Market Visit Support South-East Application Form – Missi (2) … Continue reading
Oct
23
Thu
12:00 pm Harwell Satellite Applications C... @ Satellite Applications Catapult
Harwell Satellite Applications C... @ Satellite Applications Catapult
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct
28
Tue
9:30 am AIRTEC 2014 – Registration of In... @ Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt
AIRTEC 2014 – Registration of In... @ Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm
AIRTEC 2014 – Registration of interest Exhibition • B2B Meetings • Conference • Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, 28 – 30 October 2014 Click here  for further information and to register your interest.

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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.