The UK’s aerospace sector is the largest in Europe and second globally to the USA. With a £31bn turnover, 128k direct employees and 39% growth since 2010, the sector is home to global players such as BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, Cobham and Marshall Aerospace. In addition, Airbus, GE and Leonardo have production facilities in the UK. It shows that aerospace is a key sector for the UK government. The Aerospace Growth Partnership, also known as The AGP, is a strategic partnership between government and industry which has been established to secure the future of the UK aerospace industry for the next 20 years and beyond. These figures justify a continued focus on the UK as partner country. Following earlier activities such as the Rolls-Royce visit during the Interreg IVB programme, the GKN meeting in July 2016, the fact finding mission to Bristol last year and of course the bi-annual participation in the Farnborough Airshow, this time our fact finding has a focus on Marshall Aerospace & Defence in Cambridge and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance around Coventry.
The Dutch aircraft maintenance and aircraft manufacturing industry is invited to participate in this fact finding, taking place from 19 – 21 February 2018.
This visit is organised together with NAG’s UK representative Martin Farmer, the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) Manchester and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Monday 19 February 2018
Travel to Cambridge
Visit to KLM UK Engineering
Dinner with Marshall Aerospace & Defence
Stay near Cambridge
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Visit to Marshall Aerospace & Defence:
- Doing business with Marshall:
- Advanced Composites
- Networking lunch
- Facility Tour
Travel to Derby
Stay near Derby
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Meeting with Rolls-Royce
Networking and meeting with Midlands Aerospace Alliance members
Return to the Netherlands (evening)
Costs & Registration
Participation costs are € 950,- excluding VAT for NAG members. This includes organisation costs, local support, local travel and lunch and dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday.
This fee excludes travel to and from the UK, hotels and personal expenses. NAG will arrange hotel bookings at a budget of GBP 100 per night. Participants are requested to book their individual flights.
A minimum of 8 participants are required to be able to organise this programme.
To register, please fill in the form on this page or contact the NAG office. Registration is possible until Wednesday January 31st 2018.
Participants might be able to apply for a Starter for International Business mission voucher covering 50% of the participation costs. These vouchers are issued by Netherlands Enterprise Agency. More information (in Dutch).
For more information about this activity please contact the organising team at the NAG office: