As the second biggest force in aerospace, the UK was a major player at the Paris Air Show and was behind only the French and the US in representation. We took a look around the UK Pavilion to get a sense of the “Best of British”, and to see the latest products on offer.
The aerospace sector directly employs 120,000 people in the UK and supports a further 118,000 jobs indirectly. With production rates rising around the world and 2016 setting new records for aircraft deliveries, UK aerospace output has grown by 39 per cent since 2011, with annual turnover now reaching nearly £32 billion.
These were some of the key finding of the recent ADS UK Aerospace Outlook Report.
“The UK’s aerospace industry is making a major contribution to continued growth and prosperity in every part of the country, setting an example to follow in boosting productivity and competing successfully around the world.”
By ADS UK Aerospace Outlook Report 2017