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Top Executive from Airbus UK warns country’s competitive edge could be threatened by Brexit

Airbus UK wings Manufacture and design could be jeopardised by more complex border checks and customs costs if British and EU processes do not remain harmonised.

Divisions in other countries are enthusiastic to secure manufacture contracts, Airbus UK Senior vice president Katherine Bennett stated;

 

 “We do build wings in China now, and believe you me they’re knocking at the door as a result of the situation that we’re in in this country,”

 

At present Airbus components are sent between plants across the continent thanks to Britain’s place in the customs union, single market and European Aviation Safety Agency. However, the extra complications which arise from Brexit could create difficulty especially when attracting investment.

 

Furthermore, 15,000 staff work for British Airbus, which is 10 percent of the global workforce. With sites in Broughton, North Wales, Filton, Portsmouth and Stevenage.

 

A written submission to the committee by ADS Group which represents Britain’s aerospace and defence sector predicts the industry could take a £1.5bn hit from extra customs expenses such as proof of origin and compliance.

 

From: Airbus UK warns Brexit threatens country’s competitive edge

The group’s top executive in the UK warns other countries are ‘knocking at the door’ to take advantage of Brexit

 

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8.9% Upsurge in Business Aviation traffic figures

This year marks the first year since 2008 of full uninterrupted traffic growth in Europe signalling a milestone for the sector!

Furthermore, the top 10 business aviation airports have also experienced positive traffic figures since January 2017.

Citing data from Eurocontrol, Brandon Mitchener, EBAA CEO, stated;

 

“October was a watershed month for business aviation movements in Europe, denoting the first full year of traffic growth since 2008, What is more, all European countries have experienced traffic growth since January 2017, and all the top 10 business aviation airports in Europe have seen positive traffic figures since the beginning of the year”

 

These findings and statements refer only to the single European Sky Area, however it is expected that similar conclusions will be drawn globally.

The figures refer to departures, arrivals, internals and overflights of business aircraft.

Does this finally mean we can draw a line under the gift that keeps on giving; the 2008 recession? Dare we suspect we may be out of the shadows?

…Watch this space as the only real determiner of these suspicions can be 2018, Happy New Year fellow aviationers!

 

From: October Marks Full-Year of BizAv Traffic Growth

Brussels, 13 November 2017 – With an 8.9% upsurge in movements compared to the same period last year, October’s strong business aviation traffic figures in Europe signalled a key milestone for the sector, with the first full 12 months of uninterrupted growth in almost a decade.

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London to Paris city centres in 90 minutes…

90 minutes… A lot of occurrences in our working life can take 90 minutes…

The commute into the city, a working lunch or even a lengthy conference call… Not to mention the fact that SaxonAir can now transport you from one of the worlds capital cities to another in this time frame.

Whats better, you can arrive 5 minutes before lifting, grab a drink, and go! (drink being time sensitive, but it’s 12:00 somewhere in the world hey…)

Departing the London Heliport, Battersea you will route direct Paris via the White Cliffs of Dover and the vast open plains of Picardy. Arriving effortlessly 90 minutes later into Issy-Les-Moulineaux, Paris Heliport, just 3 miles from the Champs-Élysées.

Travelling in the latest, luxury model of the Agusta 109 series, the GrandNew; capable of cruising at 175mph and carrying up to 4 passengers on a typical London-Paris sector.

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… And if not for work, why not for pleasure? With Christmas shopping looming, you could spend 90 minutes driving with the masses to a shopping complex where there will be a further hours wait to park your car… Or shop in style, for french quality, that your friends and family will truly thank you for…

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$26.3 Million Invested in Latest Fighter Jet Tech

As if fighter jets weren’t intimidating enough, they now come armed with lasers!

A high power experimental laser will be developed by Lockheed Martin as part of US Air Force’s SHiELD programme.

The $26.3 million contract, will see the fibre laser being tested on a fighter jet by 2021 allowing threats to be tackled from the air.

The development demonstrates how laser weapon system technologies are becoming a reality.

 

 

 

From: Lockheed to develop experimental laser for fighters
Lockheed Martin has received a $26.3 million contract to develop and produce a laser than can be tested on a fighter jet by 2021.

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