A leading UK manufacturer and main distributor of standard and bespoke
fasteners for international aerospace and other industries.



Category Archives: Industry news

The 7 Signs of Supply Chain Meltdown

Posted on

The supply chain for any business needs to be flexible and well coordinated with great communication throughout. This is especially true in a sector like aerospace and aviation where there are so many players, from various regions across the globe, including large multinationals and fast developing new markets.


How Increased MRO Efficiency is Driving Aftermarket Growth and the Effect on Supply Chain

Posted on

We’ve talked before about the growth of the commercial aerospace marketplace over the last few years. More people want to go places, and with more efficient aeroplanes being developed there are more service suppliers than ever able to offer affordable travel solutions. This has led to steadily expanding fleet sizes for many airlines which has in turn put increasing pressure on manufacturers.


When are we going to Space? The Future of Commercial Space Travel

Posted on

Reaching the stars, being an astronaut is something that fascinates all of us. Very few people ever realise that childhood dream though. Despite this, the idea of travelling in space never loses its lustre. Ask almost anyone if they wouldn’t like to visit an Ian M Banks kind of utopian system in the stars and they will say yes. We are fascinated by the infinite void of space and the infinite possibilities that it seems to offer.


6 Exciting Technological Aviation Advancements you should know about

Posted on

Air travel is in a period of change as exciting new aviation advancements place the whole industry is in a state of flux. Things like the advancements of electric propulsion systems, the future of eVTOLs, the digitisation of the supply chain are all contributing to how aeroplanes are built, but just as interesting is how the rapid pace of technological innovation is changing what consumers expect from airlines.


The future of eVTOL and what it could mean for aerospace

Posted on

With Uber unveiling their eVTOL plans, we look at how the impact could change how we legislate air space. What does this mean for aviation as we know it?


What Will Electric Technologies In The Aerospace Industry Look Like In 5 Years?

Posted on

What will electric technologies in the aerospace industry look like in 5 years time? Who is leading the way and who’s falling behind? Find out here!


The Digital Transformation of the Aerospace Supply Chain

Posted on

What do we mean by the digital transformation of the aerospace supply chain? And, how can we maximise our opportunities whilst minimising our threats?


How does the Airbus production system work?

Posted on

It’s been in the news a lot recently, for political reasons more than engineering ones, but Airbus genuinely does have one of the most interesting and complex manufacturing operations of any business in the world.


Is a UK space port coming to town near you?

Posted on

In March 2018 the Government passed the UK Space Industry Act. What does this mean for us? Are we about to enter a golden age of British space travel, or this just an attempt to paper over the cracks caused by an impending break with the ESA?


Has air travel really changed for the worst?

Posted on

With more of us flying than ever before, demand for low-cost airfare has pushed many airlines to look for ever more ambitious ways to save costs and pass them on to the consumer. But has this really led to worse travelling conditions? Many people would say yes, but knowing what we do about commercial airliners, we’re taking a closer look and debunking some of these myths.