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Aerospace & Advanced Engineering

Bristol & Bath is at the heart of the UK’s most capable and diverse aerospace cluster, and we’re leading a revolution in high value design and manufacturing.

Airbus propellers

Our region is at the heart of the South West aerospace cluster, the largest of its kind in the UK. It supports 98,000 jobs and has been valued at £7bn.

14 of the top 15 global aerospace companies sustain a presence in the region, along with a diverse and innovative supply chain of approximately 800 companies.

Airbus wings being manufactured at Airbus
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The Bristol & Bath cluster is driving new innovations and investing in disruptive technologies. We combine unparalleled capabilities in aerospace and advanced engineering with a robust and dynamic digital and high-tech sector.

This synergy creates the perfect environment to integrate cutting-edge digital technologies into the engineering design and manufacturing sector.

Who's here?

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Rolls Royce
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Thales
  • HiETA Technologies
  • CFMS - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation
  • MBDA
  • Bristol Robotics Lab
  • National Composites Centre
  • Altran