Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Aviation Sector case study: supply chain collaboration in ni

Firms in Northern Ireland contributed total sales amounting to some £960m in 2011, 7.1% of the total UK aerospace output, with another £640m of orders in the pipeline. Bombardier, BE, Goodrich, RFD Beaufort and Thales all have substantial operations in Northern Ireland that supply many aerospace and defence programmes worldwide.

As part of a new cluster pilot, Sigma Aeronautics is to work with Spirit AeroSystems, the world's largest supplier of commercial aircraft assemblies and components, making fuselages, composites, wings, spares and repairs.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Sigma as part of Spirit's strategy to further develop its supply chain within the UK. Sigma represents six aerospace companies located here.

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