BAE Systems joins NCC Steering Board

BAE Systems is to join the National Composites Centre (NCC) Steering Board as the company confirms its long-term commitment to the NCC as a Tier 1 Member.

 

Andy Schofield, Manufacturing and Materials Technology Director, BAE Systems Air will be joining the Steering Board, established to support the NCC Leadership Team to deliver their business strategy and drive growth in the UK composites sector.

Commenting on the new level of membership Andy said: “This is an important step for us, building on the strong relationship we have across the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Continuing to develop composite technologies and doing it in a collaborative way with our partners and suppliers is key to supporting Future Combat Air Systems development in the UK. It also provides the opportunity to access world class facilities in order to explore new technologies and processes enabling the acceleration in the development of advanced composites.”

BAE Systems has been a member of the NCC since 2014 and sees the collaboration with the NCC growing stronger as a Tier 1 member to drive forward its ambitious plans to deliver the most advanced manufacturing and materials know-how into the business.  

Janet Mitchell, Director of Aerospace & Defence, National Composites Centre said:With a global reputation for innovation in advanced defence technology, we look forward to BAE Systems taking an active role on the NCC Steering Board.  As we accelerate our services to industry and continue to build the NCC’s reputation as a world leader in composites technology innovation, developing close partnerships with our members are vital to our future success.”

 

 

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For further information please contact:

Jools Granville, Communications Director, National Composites Centre

T: 0117 244 3905 or jools.granville@nccuk.com

 

 

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About NCC

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is one of seven centres that form the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and focuses on accelerating the adoption of high-value, sustainable engineering solutions in composites, in order to stimulate growth, and enhance capability for the benefit of the UK.  The NCC has over 350 specialist composites engineers based at its facility and offers open-access to cutting-edge digital manufacturing technology for the design, and development of new composite products pulling through technology from the lab to large-scale production. Visit www.nccuk.com

 

About BAE Systems

 

At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

 

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