The aerospace industry is a global sector that designs, manufactures, and operates aircraft and spacecraft. It is a highly technologically advanced industry that plays a vital role in the global economy, communication, and exploration. It covers all aspects of aircraft and spacecraft, from development and research of parts and devices for the craft and their remote monitoring, to the manufacturing of full-scale flight vehicles.
The aerospace industry pulls experience from a wide range of disciplines from engineering and manufacturing to business and marketing and is primarily broken into two key sectors of civilian and defence. The aerospace industry supports millions of jobs around the world and is a leading innovator, driving advances in technology and manufacturing. It is a complex and technologically demanding industry, and research is essential to its continued growth and success.
Industry, defence organisations, and governments invest heavily in aerospace innovation, as it is essential for developing new products and staying ahead of the competition. Academic partnerships play a key role in aerospace research, including training future industrial engineers and developing novel technologies that can be transitioned to industry.
Aerospace research has led to many significant advances in technology over the years. It has helped to develop new quieter, more efficient aircraft engines, new materials that are stronger and lighter, and new avionics systems that are more sophisticated and reliable. Aerospace research has also led to the development of new space technologies, such as satellites that can provide global communication and navigation services.
The UK and European aerospace industries are closely interconnected. Many companies operate in both markets, and there is a high level of collaboration between UK and European companies on major aerospace projects. This collaboration is important for the competitiveness of both industries.
PI-KEM is a valued supplier to the aerospace industry, and our products are used in a wide range of applications. All our Business Development teams have experience in supporting the aerospace industry and our ISO9001:2015 certification ensures we demonstrate the quality standards required for work within this sector.