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Advanced Engineering inc. Aerospace

Advanced Engineering is a key part of the South West ‘Build Back Better’ Plan HOTSW-Build Back Better.  Devon is renowned for its advanced engineering and aerospace, with years of success and growth having produced a strong, established industry cluster, with an extensive supply chain including: advanced materials, metallic and measurement, autonomous systems, components and systems, electronics and photonics, life-cycle support, manufacturing, precision engineering, rotorcraft and space technology. Companies include:

Devon has many initiatives and support to promote the growth of this sector:

  • Regional collaboration
    • Innovation Aerospace (iAero) – a partnership of aerospace stakeholders, supported by leading companies including Airbus, GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Leonardo Helicopters and Rolls-Royce, working with universities, public sector and regional trade association the West of England Aerospace Forum. The partnership ensures that SMEs and the wider supply chain have access to future industry technology and skills requirements.

Related Case Studies


HEL Performance Products

We exist in a very niche marketplace – we manufacture braking products for the automotive industry. We machine all of our mainline stainless steel and aluminium products on our own CNC machines a few miles outside of Exeter.

university of exeter

Exeter University

The University of Exeter is a top Russell Group university that combines world-class research with high levels of student satisfaction in the heart of the South West. The University has four main campuses across Devon and Cornwall with over 25,000 students and 5,000 staff members from over 130 countries.

Supported by Devon County Council