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



Category Archives: Industry news

The Silver Spitfire takes to the skies for a truly global expedition

Posted on

There are rarely events that truly make our fingers tingle, but this, dare we say, is one. And the best part is, thanks to our aerospace fasteners, we can say that we’ve had the privilege of playing our part in the very nuts and bolts of the enterprise. In a daring project that brings to light the beautiful and elegant design of one of our all-time favourite aircrafts. Two pioneering aviators, Matt Jones and Steve Brooks, along with their dedicated support team, are attempting to fly their Silver Spitfire around the globe. Their tour will take them to some of the earth’s most impressive landmarks. From the Grand Canyon in the Arizona desert, to Mount Fuji in the East. Taking

Read more …

The Secrets of Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain Strategies

Posted on

As the industry goes through seismic changes, aerospace and defense supply chain strategies are having to change with them. Passenger demands and emerging technologies mean that if companies don’t come up with new competitive growth strategies they will get left behind. These strategies have led to the current complexities of aircraft design and building processes which in turn have led to an increasingly complex supply chain. We’ve talked before about the massive pressure that the two major aircraft manufacturers currently have to deal with before. Boeing and Airbus have a huge backlog of orders numbering into the thousands that they simply cannot deliver. In 2016, Boeing reported 5,715 undelivered orders and Airbus, 6,874. Since 2016 though, those backlogs have only

Read more …

5 design innovations that made the aerospace industry what it is today

Posted on

As a distributor and manufacturer of aerospace fasteners since 1958, we’ve always been fascinated by the rapid development of our industry. The last 100 years have seen us go from wooden gliders to landing drones on Mars. With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 5 five key innovative advancements that have helped mankind travel faster than the speed of sound and walk on the moon. 1. The Airfoil – Swept Wing It was a German aerodynamicist, Adolf Busemann, researching ways to reduce drag at high speed who came up with this solution. Germany began researching it in 1935 but never managed to complete the research. Instead it was seized after the Second world War by the U.S. Airforce. This

Read more …

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?