Aerospace Industry:Written question - 111376

Asked on: 03 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Aerospace Industry
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to strengthen and promote the British aerospace industry.
Answered by: Richard Harrington
Answered on: 08 November 2017

The UK has the second largest aerospace industry globally, with strengths in some of the most technologically advanced parts of aircraft: wings, engines and advanced systems. The industry has annual turnover of around £32 billion, and exports some £30 billion.

Through the Aerospace Growth Partnership, Government is supporting action by industry to make sure the UK remains competitive, including a joint Industry/Government commitment of £3.9 billion for Research and Development activities through to 2026.

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