Grant funding worth over £2 million has been awarded so far to Midlands-based aerospace SMEs, or companies seeking to diversify into the sector, as part of the Aerospace Unlocking Potential (UP) programme which has been working at pace to support the upturn of aerospace in the region.
The University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) are delivering the Aerospace Unlocking Potential (Aerospace UP) programme, providing support to the aerospace supply chain in the Midlands region.
As the Farnborough International Airshow goes virtual this week, amid the pandemic, most of the aircraft that would normally fly delegates in from all over the world are on the ground, waiting until it is safe for wide-spread travel again.
In a Q&A session, Midlands Aerospace Alliance chief executive, Dr Andrew Mair examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on both the Cluster and the region, and predicts an uncertain future for the UK aerospace industry.
Just days before the UK is due to exit the EU, aerospace representatives from around the world will gather at the Aerospace Forum Birmingham to discuss how the supply chain should react to the challenges ahead.