EXPANSION: New manufacturing facility at RHH Franks in New Milton, Hampshire.
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Aerospace engineering firm expands in Hampshire

Aerospace engineering firm RHH Franks has announced it has expanded its manufacturing facility in Hampshire, increasing its capacity by 25%. Funded by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, RHH was able to equip an additional 6,600 sq ft of unit space at its site in New Milton. RHH Franks’ has been [read more]

Solvay manufacturing, Wrexham
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Aircraft materials firm creates 50 jobs in North Wales

Belgian aircraft materials manufacturer Solvay has said it plans to create up to 50 jobs in North Wales as it expands its adhesives, surfacing films and lightning strike protection operations. The state-of-the-art facility in Wrexham will manufacture aerospace structural adhesives and surfacing films at the new site which was inaugurated on the [read more]

Air Transat A330 (Image: MAEL/Air Transat)
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Air Transat signs new MRO deal with Monarch Engineering

Canadian airline Air Transat has signed a deal with Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) for maintenance on its Airbus fleet. The contract will see Monarch Aircraft Engineering carrying out full line maintenance on Air Transats A310 and A330 aircraft at Glasgow Airport. Monarch Aircraft Engineering, which has its main engineering base at Birmingham [read more]

Engineering, Leasing & Finance

Rolls-Royce to cut 4,600 jobs

Rolls-Royce has said it needs to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two-years in a reorganisation of the company. The reorganisation comes as the Derby based powerplant manufacturer tries to focus more on its core business of Civil Aerospace and Defence Power systems. The majority of the cuts are expected to [read more]

Airbus A330-900neo F-WTTN (Image: Angelo Harmsworth)
Cardiff Airport News

A330-900neo touches down in Wales for tests

Airbus’ latest variant of the popular A330 family, the A330-900neo, has touched down at Cardiff Airport, Wales ahead of fuel tests tomorrow. The A330-900neo or new engine option is improved version of Airbus’ popular twin-engined wide-bodied jet. It is powered exclusively by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. The wings are made [read more]

Hypersonic SABRE engine
Civil Aviation

Boeing invests in UK Hypersonic engine company

Boeing HorizonX Ventures has announced that it has invested in Reaction Engines Ltd, a UK based company that designs hypersonic engines. The Oxfordshire based company is known for its  Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), a hybrid engine blending jet and rocket technology that is capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and [read more]

Cessna 408 Skycourier
New Aircraft

New Cessna Utility Turboprop undergoes wind tunnel test

Textron Aviation has completed initial wind tunnel testing of its new utility turboprop, the Cessna 408 Skycourier. Announced in November 2017, The Cessna 408 SkyCourier is a twin-turboprop, high-wing, large utility aircraft that offers a combination of high performance and low operating costs for air freight, commuter and special mission operators. The [read more]