Local companies and support initiatives
Portsmouth is a centre for a thriving aerospace industry. Below is information about local industries and support networks.
The city is home to a number of flagship aerospace companies such as :
- Airbus (Astrium EADS) – which has played a major role in the development of the UK’s space capabilities since the 1960s.
- H+S Aviation
- Portsmouth Aviation
South Hampshire Aerospace & Defence Networking Forum
This is an initiative of Invest in Portsmouth in collaboration with the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium to improve the competitiveness of the aerospace, defence, security and space sector in South Hampshire and to help build global partnerships.
The themed networking meetings take place twice a year tackling topical issues and creating a channel for increased collaboration within the industry.
For more information, please contact Invest in Portsmouth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC)
Farnborough Aerospace Consortium
Tel: 01252 375 600
FAC is a business winning association with national and international members and partners. It is one of the largest and most established aerospace and defence associations in the UK, providing support to the 1,200 related companies located in Southern England. The Consortium enables its members to become more competitive through improved technology, productivity and acquisition of skill and resource development.
Farnborough International Air Show is one of the premier international air shows, bringing the global aerospace industry to the UK. It is a valuable showcase for UK aerospace industry and the opportunities that exist for potential investors. For detailed information, please go to the Air Show website.
Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC)
Tel: 020 7091 4500
SBAC is the UK’s national trade association representing companies supplying civil air transport, defence, homeland security and space sectors. SBAC encompasses the British Aviation Group and UKspace as well as Farnborough International Limited. Together with its regional partners, SBAC represents over 2,600 companies. For further details, please visit the SBAC website
Sustainable Aviation is a comprehensive strategy for the long term sustainability of the UK aviation industry. This pioneering initiative brings together the UK’s leading airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers and air navigation service providers. Signatories to the strategy are committed to delivering significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, nitrogen oxide emissions and aircraft noise over the next 15 years.