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How does the aerospace sector drive fastener development?

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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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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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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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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


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

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


Is a new age of hypersonic air travel on the horizon in 2017?

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Travelling from London to New York in under 30 minutes might sound like science fiction but thanks to hypersonic air travel, it’s closer than you think…


SC21 Silver Award targeted for 2019

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SC21 is hugely important to the aerospace industry as it provides the industry with a single strategic programme to improve performance. Lean more…


How aeroplanes are made; a behind the scenes look at an everyday miracle

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Find out how aeroplanes are made and take a quick look behind the scenes at the everyday miraculous.


Aircraft manufacturers showing no signs of Brexit slowdown

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With all the doom and gloom surrounding certain sectors after the Referendum vote, it is encouraging to see aerospace continuing to perform so well. Regardless of whether we are in the EU or not, one thing for certain is that more and more people will continue to want to fly and demand to meet these needs will keep soaring. How do we know this? Well, we’re far too busy manufacturing and selling aircraft fasteners to spend too much time with our noses buried in the FT, but we did notice some tell-tale signs in the world of steel this week. The price of steel has risen 61% since last December to $616 a ton, and it seems that the strength

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