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SBAC is the UK's national trade association representing companies supplying civil air transport, defence, homeland security and space. SBAC encompasses the British Aviation Group and UKspace as well as Farnborough International Limited who are responsible for the Farnborough Airshow. Together with its regional partners, SBAC represents over 2,600 companies. SBAC is also proud to support Sustainable Aviation, Defence Industries Council, RISC and Flying Matters.
Major UK industrial sector launches reports to reconnect with the country
01 September, 2009
UK-based defence & security industry offers a path out of recession,supplies world-leading equipment to British armed forces, employs 300,000people across the UK and earns £5bn in export sales per year.
UK government Airbus A350 announcement welcomed by UK aerospace industry
14 August, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has welcomed the announcement by Lord Mandelson at Airbus in Filton that theGovernment is to support the UK’s involvement in the Airbus A350XWBprogramme.
Aerospace & defence industry welcomes Commons committee engineering report
23 July, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has today (Thursday) commented on the House of Commons Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee report on 'Putting science and engineering at the heart of Government policy'.
Aerospace industry reacts to Policy Exchange report on aviation biofuels
22 July, 2009
Matthew Knowles, spokesman for the Society of British Aerospace Companies, said 'This report is a welcome contribution to an important debate in which the aviation industry has already delivered a great deal of research results. The aerospace industry encourages the development of sustainable biofuels from second and third generation feedstocks such as jatropha, algae or biomass waste that do not impact on agricultural land. They could make a significant contribution to reducing emissions from aviation, currently standing at around 2 per cent of global man-made CO2 emissions.
Industry reaction to Eurofighter Typhoon decision
14 May, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) the UK’s aerospace, defence and security trade association has today (Thursday) reacted to the Government’s announcement on Eurofighter Typhoon tranche 3.
SBAC - Eurofighter or 'brain drain'
11 May, 2009
Eurofighter decision is between buying aircraft or subsidising ′brain drain’ to Europe, says industry
SBAC - Defence industry comment on Cameron press conference
05 May, 2009
Response to David Cameron's press conference.
SBAC - UK Budget 2009 ? UK aerospace and defence industry reaction
23 April, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), the UK’s aerospace, defence and security trade association, has today (Wednesday) reacted to the Chancellor’s Budget speech to the House of Commons as follows:
SBAC - Leaner supply chains will help you beat the credit crunch
16 April, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has highlighted the benefits that lean supply chains will provide to the UK aerospace and defence sector in the current recession as well as when the economic recovery comes
SBAC comments on Bombardier NI job losses
03 April, 2009
Commenting on the news of job losses at Bombardier Aerospace in Northern Ireland Ian Godden, Chief Executive of the Society of British Aerospace Companies, said 'The current downturn is hitting demand for business jets hard and the rate of deferrals by customers for both business and commercial aircraft has increased significantly. Sadly this has had a significant impact on employment at Bombardier as well as certain other manufacturers.
Government Counter-Terrorism Strategy welcomed by security supply industry
25 March, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade association, has welcomed the publication of the second iteration of the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST 2).
SBAC - Aerospace and defence groups agree merger
24 March, 2009
The Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) both held Extraordinary General Meetings at which their members voted to give a mandate to their respective Councils to merge the two organisations into one new trade association.
SBAC - UK industry restates need for Defence Industrial Strategy 2
06 March, 2009
Defence Industry does want DIS version 2 – but time is not right given funding problems The Defence Industries Council (DIC), representing the UK-based defence industry, restated its position that a second, updated, version of the Defence Industrial Strategy (DIS) is needed to provide long-term guidance to the industry on the country’s defence requirements.
SBAC - Consider a future in engineering, students told on World Maths Day
05 March, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) is marking World Maths Day (Wednesday 4 March 2009) by calling on young people who are interested in the subject to consider a career in engineering. With the current crisis in the financial sector, often seen as the first choice for maths students, the aerospace and defence industry, which the SBAC represents, offers excellent alternatives.
SBAC - Aberdeen Airport invasion - aviation industry comment
04 March, 2009
- aviation industry comment
SBAC - UK defence industry comment on UKNDA report on defence funding
03 March, 2009
Commenting on the UK National Defence Association report on Armed Forces funding Ian Godden, Chief Executive of the SBAC - the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade association - said 'The defence industry's view is very similar to that of Tony Edwards' research and highlights the need for an urgent Strategic Defence Review. However, we also recognise the need to put the case to the nation to explain why such a review and an increased defence budget are necessary.
SBAC Annual Conference
02 March, 2009
This year's SBAC Annual Conference will focus on the current status of the UK aerospace, security and defence industries and market prospects in the USA, Europe, Middle East and rest of the world.
SBAC - 2009 UK aerospace survey launched
20 February, 2009
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) has launched its 2009 aerospace sector survey. The SBAC aims to publish the findings in the summer around the time of the Paris Airshow in late June.
Aerospace industry celebrates centenary of flight in UK
16 October, 2008
On 16 October 1908 Samuel Cody achieved the first powered flight in the UK at Farnborough in Hampshire.
Global aerospace quality conference announced for UK in November
08 October, 2008
The Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) will host its annual quality conference at the F.I.V.E. facility in Farnborough on November 13 2008.
Recycling aircraft: a green end of life now possible for planes ? new report
30 September, 2008
Up to 85% of an aircraft and up to 75% of its engines can be recycled. Channel 5 TV show ′Megastructures' - 8pm on Tuesday 30 September - shows recycling of Boeing 747.
UK aerospace industry well-represented at Japan Aerospace 2008
25 September, 2008
The UK aerospace industry was well-represented at Japan Aerospace 2008, one of Asia's premier aerospace and technology exhibitions. SBAC organized the UK Pavilion and a seminar mission to Japan Aerospace 2008 at which firms could meet other aerospace companies.
SBAC - New Air Refuelling and Air Transport Contract for the RAF
01 April, 2008
The Society of British Aerospace Companies has welcomed the contract award to AirTanker consortium by the Ministry of Defence for the provision of an advanced Air to Air Refuelling and Air Transport capability for the Royal Air Force.
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