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ADS is the premier trade organisation for companies in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors. Katherine Bennett CBE, Senior Vice President, Airbus, serves as Vice President for Aerospace.


Aerospace Wales

The Aerospace Wales Forum is the trade association for all companies operating in the Aerospace & Defence sector in Wales. 



The Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) is a strategic partnership between the UK Government, industry and other key stakeholders, established to secure the future of the UK aerospace industry. Katie Roscoe, Head of Public Affairs, Helicopters and Civil, Airbus, serves as the AGP Engagement Working Group Chair.


The Air League

The Air League is a sector leading aviation and aerospace charity focused on changing lives through aviation. Its core purpose is to inspire young people from all backgrounds into the aviation and aerospace industries to champion the future of the British Aviation and Aerospace sectors.


The Air & Space Power Association

The Air & Space Power Association is an authoritative voice and platform for discussion and debate on how air power influences today’s world and its relevance to the future.



The British Exporters Association (BExA) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community and exists as a lobbying, promoting, educating and networking organisation for UK exporters and associated services providers. 


Business West

Business West launched at the start of a decade that was reinventing the future. The purpose of Business West is to help businesses of all sizes take advantage of the opportunities and address the problems created by this new world so they may successfully start, grow, export and innovate. 



The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) is the UK’s leading independent advocate for science and engineering, with a mission to ensure that the UK has the skills, funding and policies to enable science and engineering to thrive. Helen Swift, Public Affairs Manager, Space, Airbus, sits on the Board of CaSE.



The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is the UK's premier business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers. Airbus is represented on many CBI committees.


French Chamber of Commerce

The French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain is part of a network of 124 French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad (CCI France International). The French Chamber offers a unique network and services to support businesses establishment and growth in the UK. 


German Chambers of Commerce Abroad

The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) advises, supports and represents German companies worldwide that want to establish or expand their foreign business.



iAero is the collaboration of key stakeholders from the South West region and a cost-effective mechanism for enabling technological innovation, making it faster and better through effective collaboration.



The International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA) is an international organization for women who hold positions of impact in the aviation and areospace industry. Founded in 1988, IAWA brings together women of achievement and promotes their advancement throughout the world. Our Senior Vice President, Katherine Bennett CBE, is on the Board of directors as the Regional Vice President for Europe-Asia-Pacific. 

Industry and Parliament Trust

The IPT is an independent, non-lobbying, non-partisan charity that provides a trusted platform of engagement between Parliament and UK business. Katie Roscoe, Head of Public Affairs, Helicopters and Civil, Airbus, sits on the Executive Committee.


Mersey Dee Alliance

The Mersey Dee Alliance (MDA) was born out of the recognition of shared economic, social and environmental interests across the West Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales area. The objectives of the MDA are to, enhance the profile and identity of the North Wales/ North West border region and maintain and develop the regions competitiveness.   


North Wales Growth Deal Business Delivery Group

In late 2017, a partnership that included the six North Wales councils, business partners, colleges and universities, formally launched the North Wales Growth Deal. The North Wales Growth Deal is an opportunity to transform the region and help rebalance the Welsh economy. 


North West Aerospace Alliance

The North West Aerospace Alliance is the key industry organisation in the region, representing and uniting companies and organisations involved in the aerospace sector supply chain.


Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society is a professional body dedicated to the aerospace community, and works to further the advancement of aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world.



The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research.


South West Aerospace

South West Aerospace represents a collaboration between the six Local Enterprise Partnership areas in the South West to promote the aerospace sector in an international arena.



SSAFA is the UK's oldest national tri-service military charity relieving need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity. Airbus is proud to be a Corporate Friend of SSAFA.


Sustainable Aviation

Sustainable Aviation is a long term strategy which sets out the collective approach of UK aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a cleaner, quieter, smarter future for our industry.



UKSpace is the trade association of the UK space industry. The group is dedicated to representing the interests of its members and supporting them in growing and developing their business.



The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) is a membership trade organisation that represents the aerospace and defence industry in the South West of England, UK. 


West of England LEP

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) role is to secure the region’s continued economic success by promoting an environment where businesses thrive and healthy and productive communities grow in a sustainable way. Chris Grier, HO Procurement, Landing Gear & Fuel Systems, Airbus, sits on the West of England LEP Board.



The Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG) is an independent charity and membership organisation, with the role to champion learning and understanding between the sectors.


Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter

The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter marks the commitment of organisations across the industry who together strive to build a more balanced and fairer industry for women. Airbus is proud to be a founding signatory of the Charter and continues to spearhead its development led by Katherine Bennett CBE, Senior Vice President, Airbus, in her position as Co-Chair. Katie Roscoe, Head of Public Affairs, Helicopters and Civil, Airbus, also sits on the steering board of the Charter.


Women in Defence Charter

The Women in Defence Charter reflects the aspiration to see women represented and succeeding at all levels across the defence enterprise. Airbus has been instrumental in the development of the Women in Defence Charter and continues to be a driving force for its development led by Sophie Thomas, Zephyr Programme Manager, Airbus, in her position as Co-Chair. 


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