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CaSE announces Boeing UK as a new member

12 Dec 2016

Boeing UK joins CaSE membership

With more than 2,000 people at sites across the UK, Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, with capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defence systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.

The company’s long-standing relationship with British industry, the armed forces and the air transport industry dates back over 75 years. Today the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most inventive technology partners. Boeing’s annual spend in the aerospace industry averages over $1 billion per year with more than 250 UK suppliers and supports many thousands of jobs, in the process generating intellectual property, enhancing skills and facilitating exports.

Boeing is proud of its relationships with British industry. Inventive and innovative businesses of all sizes work with Boeing to enhance skills and play a key role in a healthy global aerospace industry. 

Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of the Campaign for the Science and Engineering, said: 
“As a major player within the aerospace and defence industry, I am thrilled to welcome Boeing as a new organisational member of CaSE. With a 75-year strong history in developing and investing in this industry, Boeing takes its responsibility to its workforce and next generation seriously. CaSE’s mission to ensure the UK has the skills, funding and policies to help science and engineering thrive complements Boeing’s work to create long-term initiatives to support STEM. I look forward to working with Boeing to better understand the needs of their sector and to help make our voice in Government stronger.”

Sir Michael Arthur, President, Boeing Europe and Managing Director, Boeing UK & Ireland, said:
“CaSE presses for continued investment in science education, resources and R&D.  Boeing does the same, with long-term initiatives in the UK designed to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning programmes and our shared goal is to improve access to engineering careers.  Ensuring that science and engineering are high on the political agenda is vitally important to fill the technical skills gap in the UK and Boeing draws on a lot of local talent to support its growth in this country.”

CaSE are keen to ensure the needs of the whole science and engineering community are being heard at the highest levels of government. If you are interested in finding out more about organisational membership of CaSE please contact Sharleni Inbanathan.