New arrival at FAC

The new chairman of Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) has been named as Graham Chisnall. The highly experienced sector veteran has occupied senior roles with British Aerospace (BAe), GKN Aerospace and ADS. He replaces Sir Donald Spiers who retired from the role at FAC after almost 20 years. The consortium is a highly regarded trade association with members based mainly in … Read More

Droning on for a reason

A leading supplier of drones is warning people that new laws coming into effect from January mean they might not be able to legally fly their Christmas presents. The rules mean pilots will need to complete a certificate of competency to allow them to fly a drone weighing more than 250g in most locations. With drones a big seller this … Read More

Sir Donald stands down

Sir Donald Spiers has announced he is to step down as chairman of the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) after almost 20 years. The government and industry veteran who was previously head of aerospace procurement for the UK’s armed forces has had a glittering career from when he began as a graduate apprentice. The FAC’s managing director David Barnes paid tribute … Read More

FAC calls for Covid tests to help aerospace sector

One of the leading voices in the aerospace industry is calling for any new rapid Covid testing kits to be fast-tracked into airports to help save the sector. Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) has said that without extra help more businesses in aviation and its supply chain could fail.

FAC running free webinars

Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) is hosting a series of free webinars on a variety of topics over the summer. The consortium, which represents hundreds of businesses in the aerospace sector, has been tireless during the lockdown to support the industry.

Aerospace sector proves its worth as a national asset

The aerospace sector has swung into action to help the country fight coronavirus, proving its worth to the nation, according to the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC). Its members and others in the sector and its supply chain have utilised their skills and knowledge in an effort of collaboration not seen since the war.

FAC urges government for more assistance

The Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) has expressed its concern for all businesses in the sector and its supply chain and has urged the government for continued support. The industry was one of the earliest and hardest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic due to a sudden slump in passenger numbers and already many jobs have been lost.

Flying by the seat of his pants

A relic from one of the most daring and astonishing acts of heroism in the skies during World War One has emerged for sale. A watch being sold at Rowley’s auctions belonged to a famed flyer who was killed in in-flight and whose gunner climbed over the plane to sit on his lap and fly to safety.

Air Show gives Barnbrook System wings

A Hampshire manufacturing firm is following up global business leads after its most successful Farnborough International Air Show so far. Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems made new contacts and held talks with prospective clients and international partners at the world famous event. The company – which took its largest delegation so far to the event – also welcomed Government Ministers and VIPs … Read More