NWAA


Cluster description


Description of your aviation region
NW England has ~25% of the UK aerospace industry with a combined turnover in excess of £7 Billion.
Vision/ Missons
The North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) is the key industry organisation in the region, representing and uniting companies and organisations involved in the aerospace sector supply chain.Our Mission: 'To provide a fully integrated support structure for North West Aerospace companies.' The NWAA is responsible for shaping the industry through strategic thinking and delivery, by driving innovation and providing supply chain excellence and other business support programmes.How we do it - Promote, Develop, Shape. The NWAA achieve this through working with key stakeholders within the industry to develop products, services and supply chain development programmes that will shape the industry for the future.
Skills
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.) Facilitation of collaboration between members Provision and facilitation of access to training for members Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external).
Year of creation
1994
Region
North West of England
Number of companies
220 member companies
Number of research institutes
7
Numbers of public authorities
5
Other cluster members
e.g. BAE Systems, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran Nacelles, Senior Aerospace, Kaman, Magellan, Heroux-Devtek
Number of employees of all aerospace actors
14,000
Organizational form
Not for Profit Organisation
Financing
Member Fees, Projects, Events
Main industry actors

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems

Main research institutes

Catapult Centres e.g. AMRC, MTC, AFRC, CPI, NCC, Universities of Manchester, Central Lancashire, Salford, Liverpool, Lancaster

Cluster Competence and Strategy


  • Production (Aircraft/Engine Parts & Systems), Composite Manufacturing, Machine Production, Customs Clearance & Logistics, Design & Development, Software & Simulation, Thermal & Special Processing, Metal Working, Powder Metallurgy
  • Bench Marking, Information Sharing, Networking Events, Supply Chain Workshops, Marketing Assistance, PR Assistance
  • Supporting Apprenticeships with Cluster members (EnginE)
  • Providing Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Programs including Mentoring (currently SC21C&G). Supply Chain Innovation Programmes
  • NATEP (National Technology Exploitation Programme), Promoting SME competitiveness networking (EACP-EUROSME)

Contact Information Cluster Management


Director / President
David Bailey
 +44 (0) 1772 648800
 david.bailey@aerospace.co.uk

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