Boeing Caps UK Export Week with Supplier Workshop
- 34 companies at event aimed at increasing UK business with Boeing
- Workshop follows aerospace conference, Red Arrows visit and factory tours
LONDON, September 25, 2019 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] will host 34 UK aerospace suppliers today in Seattle at a workshop designed to showcase supplier capabilities and share lessons for how to increase the number of UK companies doing business with Boeing.
The workshop is one of many events during UK Export Week, including a flypast over Seattle by the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows; a transatlantic aerospace symposium; a reception at the Future of Flight Museum; discussions among Boeing leaders, suppliers and UK Government representatives; and tours of the Boeing facility where the RAF’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft are in production.
“This week is a celebration of not just Boeing’s longstanding partnership with the UK, but of our growth in the last few years in all measures of our business, from total number of employees to investments in startups and infrastructure to our supply chain spend,” said Sir Martin Donnelly, president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing UK and Ireland. “Equally, it’s an opportunity to showcase the tremendous capability within the UK’s aerospace sector.”
The week’s events are being organized by Boeing’s Office of UK Industrial Capability – a permanent Seattle-based office focused on enhancing the competitiveness of and creating opportunity for UK companies – and the UK’s Department for International Trade, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ministry of Defence.
About Boeing in the United Kingdom
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Boeing employs 2,500 people across the UK at numerous sites, from Lossiemouth to Gosport, and spent £1.9 billion ($2.4 billion) with Tier 1 UK suppliers in 2018. The number of people employed as a result of Boeing UK operations, its purchases and the spending of those employed directly or in its supply chain has increased by a third since 2012. In 2018 Boeing marked 80 years of partnership with the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry. Today the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most innovative technology partners. For more information visit www.boeing.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.