Research and development
Government and industry have committed to spend £3.9bn on aerospace R&D to 2026.
Collaboration and innovation
The UK is using its Catapult centres, the Aerospace Technology Institute, and its supply chain improvement programmes to drive innovation and collaboration.
Continuous investment in our current and future aerospace talent ensures that the UK offers a skilled and experienced workforce.
In addition to global engines leader Rolls-Royce, the UK has innovative suppliers such as JJ Churchill, Castle Precision Engineering and many others developing groundbreaking new technologies and manufacturing techniques.
A robust supply chain of Tier 1s such as GKN, who make the leading and trailing edge on Airbus platforms, and Tier 2 component and small assembly companies, maintain the UK's leading position in design and manufacturing.
Delivering complete system requirements across the aircraft, UK industry has capability in avionics, control systems and cabin systems, from air conditioning to in -flight entertainment.
Boeing builds in the UK
Boeing’s new factory in Sheffield, the company’s first manufacturing site in Europe, builds on Boeing’s local presence after it co-founded the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in 2001.