First Minister at Newton Flight Academy
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Newton Flight Academy opens in Glasgow

A new state-of-the-art Newton Flight Academy has opened its doors at the Glasgow Science Centre, which is the first one in the UK. Newton Flight Academies are designed to provide unique and high-quality learning experiences and secondary pupils using the centre will cover themes including space, biofuels, and advanced materials [read more]

NFLC's Flying Classroom
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Flying classroom takes to the skies

The UK’s only flying classroom is now fully operational and ready to train the next generation of Aerospace Engineers. Made possible thanks to the technical expertise of Starling Aerospace, the flying classroom will be operated by Cranfield University’s National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC). In order to build the flying classroom, [read more]

EXPANSION: New manufacturing facility at RHH Franks in New Milton, Hampshire.
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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
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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)
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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]

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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]