The Aerospace Sector
Today’s market is highly competitive with aggressive competition from both traditional and emerging competitors, says Denzil Lawrence, Supplier Development Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Customers want ‘more for less’ with products that are affordable and mission-capable, have low operating costs, environmentally progressive and offer in-service reliability and standardization, with first-time quality.
Sourcing categories across Boeing cover:
Structures: Major assemblies, Body sections, movable wing sections, doors, flight control surfaces, fuselage.
Systems: Avionics, flight systems, hydraulics, wheels and brakes, landing gear, environmental control systems, electrical systems.
Interiors: Passenger seats, Cabin systems, galley inserts, interiors, cargo systems.
Common Commodities: Machined parts, sheet metal parts,assemblies, tubing, wiring, tooling,raw materials, standards.
Propulsion: Engines, Struts, Nacelles
Farnborough Aerospace Consortium
FAC (Farnborough Aerospace Consortium) is a business-winning trade association with national and international members. Through its unrivalled experience and expertise, FAC acts as an enabler for business between large primes and the supply chain, particularly Small to Medium Size Enterprises. It enables its members to become more competitive and increase their market share through facilitating local and international trading, technology transfer and development, sharing of best practice and training plus lobbying at national level on key issues facing the sector.
Invest Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is a global leader in aerospace technology
Northern Ireland has a dynamic, rapidly growing international aerospace industry founded on a strong engineering heritage and rich in knowledge, skills and experience.