WEAF


Cluster description


Description of your aviation region
Highly diversified, with expertise in commercial and military aircraft, fixed and rotary wing.
Year of creation
1999
Region
South West of England, UK
Number of companies
400 aerospace related companies in the region, 290 members of WEAF
Number of research institutes
11
Numbers of public authorities
6
Number of employees of all aerospace actors
59,000
Organizational form
Membership Organisation
Financing
100% Private, through membership subscription and networking events
Main industry actors

Airbus, Rolls Royce, Leonardo Helicopters, GKN Aerospace, Safran, GE Aviation, Cobham

Main research institutes

Universities of the West of England (UWE), Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, and Gloucester. National Composites Centre (NCC). Airbus Wing Integration Facility; Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) at Exeter University; Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC) at Plymouth University

Cluster Competence and Strategy


  • Aero-structures, Helicopters, Aero-engines, Avionics, Propellers, Landing gear, and composites.
  • Networking, mentoring, best-practice advice, continuous improvement, identification of new opportunities, lead generation, supply chain improvement, innovation funding, collaborative working and clustering
  • New members of EACP, collaborative ventures with Torino Piemonte Cluster and Netherlands Aerospace Group (NAG)

Contact Information Cluster Management


Director / President
Simon Young, Chief Executive
International relations
Adrian Harding
 adrianweaf.co.uk

Presentation

EUROPEAN AEROSPACE CLUSTER PARTNERSHIP
c/o HAMBURG AVIATION e.V.
Wexstraße 7, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
infoeacp-aero.eu

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