UK Industry – 2017 Paris Airshow.
The announcement of new aircraft orders and business secured at the Paris Air Show represents a boost to the UK economy of £13 billion – demonstrating the strength of the UK aerospace sector. Orders and commitments represent 1,220 Single Aisle Aircraft, worth £9.7bn to UK industry; 79 Widebody Aircraft, worth £3bn to UK industry and; 128 Regional Aircraft, worth £160m to UK industry. Manufacturing centres across the UK will benefit from new business, including:
- Broughton – for the design, development and manufacturing of wings for all Airbus aircraft platforms, including the A320 family model that saw orders and commitments of more than 300 aircraft.
- Isle of Wight – where GKN Aerospace makes fuel-saving advanced technology winglets for Boeing’s 737 MAX.
- Derby – where Rolls-Royce designs and produces large aero engines, including the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350.
- Belfast, Northern Ireland – with Bombardier Aerospace manufacturing the wing-mounted flight components for the Q400. Wings and fuselage structures for its new
C Series aircraft are also built in Belfast.