The Future of Brexit Britain: businesses determined to grow despite economic uncertainty

  • 44% of businesses in the UK (48% in London) plan to grow this year
  • 80% of business owners are planning to invest in their company in 2017
  • Over a quarter (27%) of business owners seek financial advice from other professionals compared to 23% approaching their bank manager

Research conducted by RateSetter Business Finance shows that, despite the uncertainty created by Brexit, more than 40% of businesses in the UK – and nearly half (48%) of those based in London – are expecting to grow this year.

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Cornwall Airport Newquay marks 50% growth with Ryanair

Celebrating a significant expansion of its route network, Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has welcomed the inaugural flight of Ryanair’s new connection to Faro. Just one year after re-introducing services from the Airport, the arrival of the Irish ultra-low-cost carrier’s (ULCC) twice-weekly service to the Algarve marks a 50% growth in Ryanair’s operations from CAN.

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MONARCH AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF OPERATIONS

Monarch Airlines Bristol Britannia outside the Luton hangar in the 70’s

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Boeing Dreamliner outside Birmingham hangar in 2016
– 10,000 aircraft serviced since 1967 –

30th March, 2017 – Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the engineering division of Monarch, today celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Since its foundation on 30th March, 1967, MAEL has serviced an estimated 10,000 aircraft, employed over 3,000 people and trained 800 people through its highly reputed apprenticeship scheme.

MAEL, which was founded a year before Monarch Airlines, was established at Luton Airport where it remains headquartered today, opening a hangar at the airport in 1968 and commencing jet aircraft maintenance in 1971.

Fast forward fifty years and MAEL today has line maintenance facilities at Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Nice, Malaga, Warsaw and Kiev, all capable of providing line maintenance support of all levels on Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft types.

The company’s base maintenance operation has grown too from Luton to also include a state-of-the-art facility at Birmingham Airport which opened in 2013. Between them, the two hangar facilities are capable of accommodating up to twelve lines of heavy maintenance across Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier types.

Today, MAEL is also a leading MRO for new technology aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, having provided maintenance support to the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner operating in Europe. MAEL is one of a small number of Boeing-approved GoldCare providers worldwide.

Chris Dare, Managing Director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering, says: “Over the past fifty years, Monarch Aircraft Engineering has developed into one of the world’s leading aviation maintenance operations that today is the choice of hundreds of airlines across the globe.

“We are proud to have played a role in the development of thousands of people, growing their engineering skills and knowledge through training and experience.”

March 2017 New Look Airway NEW LOOK AIRWAY MAGAZINE CLICK HERE TO VIEW A very warm welcome to the first issue of the new-look Airway. Airway is the AAA’s primary tool for communicating with the HEMS and air ambulance pre-hospital care community. It will now be distributed to both Members and Non-Members and is full of news and articles from the UK HEMS and air ambulance sector. Everything from clinical advancements, new aviation equipment, government policy and charity news can be found inside. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

NEW LOOK AIRWAY MAGAZINE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW
A very warm welcome to the first issue of the new-look Airway.

Airway is the AAA’s primary tool for communicating with the HEMS and air ambulance pre-hospital care community. It will now be distributed to both Members and Non-Members and is full of news and articles from the UK HEMS and air ambulance sector. Everything from clinical advancements, new aviation equipment, government policy and charity news can be found inside.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Exciting new flying announced for the Duxford Air Festival at IWM Duxford

The American Airshow at IWM Duxford Photographed 28/29th May 2016 – Typhoon FGR4 Typhoon Display Team RAF Coningsby

Book before Sunday 14 May and save with our Early Bird Prices. Kids under 16 go free.

Exciting new flying displays have just been announced for the Duxford Air Festival at IWM Duxford                (May Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May).

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ATV-3 docking

ATV-CC during ATV-3 docking in 2012

In 2012, a joint ESA/CNES mission control team were working ‘on console’ at the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France, to oversee the approach and docking of ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi.

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  • DescriptionIn 2012, a joint ESA/CNES mission control team were working ‘on console’ at the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France, to oversee the approach and docking of ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle, Edoardo Amaldi.

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What’s on: Easter 2017 From Saturday 1 April

Sailor craft in the age of sail

This Easter holiday hone your “sailor craft” skills with our museum team when you make your own ship in a bottle, sea chests, sea maps, and scrimshaw at the craft-making tables. There’s lots of live entertainment too, including enthralling pirate puppet shows and “The Voyage of the Mystery” a spell-binding and truly interactive live show featuring a mix of music, story-telling, drama and role play.

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