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6:00 pm FAC Annual Networking Dinner 2018 @ Farnborough College of Technology
FAC Annual Networking Dinner 2018 @ Farnborough College of Technology
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FAC Annual Networking Dinner 2018 @ Farnborough College of Technology
FAC is pleased to announce their Annual Networking Dinner which will be taking place in the newly refurbished Farnborough College of Technology. This year it takes place on 21st March 2018.   There will be[...]
9:00 am Doing Business in the USA – acce... @ Concorde Room
Doing Business in the USA – acce... @ Concorde Room
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Doing Business in the USA – accelerated growth for innovative UK companies @ Concorde Room | England | United Kingdom
The US Defence budget runs at around half a trillion dollars annually, and the US remains the worlds largest civil aerospace market. US prime contractors actively seek supply chains in the UK and innovative UK[...]
9:00 am Sales Training for Engineering B... @ Montgomery Room,
Sales Training for Engineering B... @ Montgomery Room,
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aim Sales skills  are the single  most  undervalued and misunderstood  skills in business. Engineering businesses can dramatically improve their turnover  by implementing  effective sales techniques and a driven sales plan. This course will increase the[...]

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Airbus Helicopters has opened a new blade manufacturing facility at the Paris-Le Bourget site in France with an investment of more than €100m.

Posted on 25th January 2018 in Member Press Releases.

The facility spans across 18ha and is designed to produce blades for all range of Airbus helicopters. Built as part of Airbus’ industrial strategy, the 35,000m² hangar facility will use both automation and cobotisation processes, which enable people and robots to work together, to perform operations. The Paris-Le Bourget site expects to accommodate more flexible […]

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QinetiQ emulates drone threat for Royal Canadian Navy

Posted on 4th December 2017 in Member Press Releases.

The live demonstration was carried out in early November 2017 from a Halifax-class frigate under the C$8.5M Unmanned Targets Repair, Overhaul and Engineering contract, awarded to QTS in 2015. QTS flew its Snyper multi-rotor target alongside Lockheed Martin’s Indago quadcopter using QinetiQ’s Universal Target Control Station (UTCS), which facilitates the operation of multiple unmanned systems […]

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UK aircraft production hits new high

Posted on 1st November 2017 in Industry News.

The third quarter of 2017 saw deliveries of new civil aircraft reach the highest level ever recorded for the period. UK aircraft manufacturers saw 260 single-aisle and 94 widebodies roll off production lines during the third quarter, a record high. Total value to UK industry from these deliveries is estimated at up to £7bn, with […]

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Easyjet agrees €40m deal as Air Berlin bids farewell

Posted on 1st November 2017 in Industry News.

British low-cost carrier easyJet has agreed to acquire parts of Air Berlin for €40m on the same day as the insolvent German airline operated its final flight. By David Casey Posted 30 October 2017 09:21 EasyJet has signed a deal to buy part of Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport for €40m, a figure […]

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Cranfield University opens new centre for the future of Aerospace

Posted on 25th October 2017 in Industry News.

Cranfield University has opened a brand new £35m centre, which is set to change the way the world thinks about flight. The Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC), funded by Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Cranfield Uni, follows an award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The centre will be a flagship facility for boosting […]

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FlightSatefy International announce new Vice President, Simulation

Posted on 25th October 2017 in Member Press Releases.

FlightSafety International announces that Scott Goodwin has been promoted to Vice President, Simulation. “We are pleased to promote Scott to Vice President, Simulation,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice President. “Scott has the experience, leadership abilities and business skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of […]

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FAC Member BAE Systems, announces organisational changes!

Posted on 25th October 2017 in Member Press Releases.

BAE Systems plc announces organisational changes to boost competitiveness, accelerate technology innovation and improve operational excellence from a more streamlined business. A revised organisational structure will create strengthened Air, Maritime and Land sectors and remove management layers including the Platforms & Services (P&S) UK and P&S International operating groups. Technology remains a key priority for […]

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