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How close are we to pilotless air travel?

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A pilotless flightdeck

We’ve all heard about driverless technology in the road haulage industry, but perhaps more interestingly, we could be about to witness the same revolution in our skies.


The first ever UK aerospace fastener suppliers to achieve BSI REV B standard!

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We are delighted to announce that we are the first UK aerospace fasteners company to be awarded the demanding REV B standard by BSI. It’s the latest aerospace distribution standard by BSI to AS9120 REV B, which is far more challenging to achieve than the old REV A.


How does the aerospace sector drive fastener development?

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A Beech YC-43 assembly line

What is it that pushes us to consistently manufacture better and more innovative aerospace fasteners? The answer to this question lies in the history of industrial fastener production here in the UK and how it has changed over the years to leave Great Britain a pioneer of fastener development.


Massive change is afoot; but how realistic are renewable fuels for aviation?

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Looking up at clear blue skies through fresh wheat fields

News this month that Volvo intends to make its entire range of cars electric from 2019 may have come as a bit of a shock. It feels like we’ve spent so long talking about fossil fuel alternatives in the context of something that will happen in the future, to suddenly have one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers announce “hey, it’s here!” makes it feel slightly surprising.


New Space Industry Bill aims to make UK ‘most attractive place in Europe for commercial launch’

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Industrialised space exploration

What’s does Space Industry Bill mean for the aerospace sector and how is it going to change the industry as a whole. Out take on an exciting week!


The ‘Rise of the Drones’ continues to worry the aviation industry

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A drone in your garden

News: Why drones are becoming an increasing worry for the global aviation industry, as near misses continue to be reported around some of the world’s busiest airports


Aerospace fasteners; a guide to interior terminology

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A selection of fasteners

A quick and easy guide to some of the everyday terminology used when discussing interior use aerospace fasteners. Full stock card also available .


Just how close are we to VTOL commuting?

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VTOL Commuting

The idea of ‘quadcopters’ taking off from London’s tallest buildings really doesn’t seem like a very far step from where we are today.


Report finds flying to be five times safer than it was 20 years ago

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A 1990's British Airways Boeing 767-2B7ER;

A new report states that flying is now as much as five times safer than it was 20 years ago, but is the perception of safety the real issue with today’s travellers?


How the supply chain supports tough aviation emissions targets in 2017

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The Sukhoi SuperJet 100

How can the aerospace supply chain support the industry in its attempts to hit tough sustainability targets over the next 5 years?