BAE Systems joins NCC Steering Board

29 April 2019

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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