Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) is adding members as the industry recovers from the pandemic and eyes are focused on the summer’s Farnborough Airshow.
Four new companies in recent weeks have signed up to benefit from membership of the business-winning trade association. Hampshire-headquartered Cupio Services based in Basingstoke is one and among its services is a sophisticated failure-analysis laboratory. Insensys, based in Fareham, Hants, is a world leader in fibre-optic sensing technologies. Carousel Consultancy, international talent specialists with extensive knowledge and experience that helps maximise the potential of each and every business, is another. Also on board is Smart Quality Services, which works out of Bournemouth and Bristol and provides ISO consultancy and compliance management services as well as specialist manufacturing consultancy and software.
Alan Fisher, CEO of the consortium, said: “We represent businesses in the aerospace, aviation and defence sectors and across all their supply chains. Our new members show what diverse businesses we have on board and there is a collaborative approach that benefits us all.
“Clearly the Covid pandemic hit the industry hard, but now is the time to increase the speed of recovery. The world is opening up and we have to take advantage to ensure this country remains a leader in the field. There is a new focus on carbon-free flight and our conference before Christmas heard about this from a number of prominent people in the field.
“To ensure the industry and our members stay ahead we must look to the future and what will be demanded. Our growing membership demonstrates that businesses understand this and want to benefit from what we offer. This summer brings the Farnborough Airshow and we’ll be at the trade show along with 20 members represented on our stand. The event really is an indicator of the strength of the industry and deals done there will define the sector’s short-term future in the UK.”