CCP Gransden’s Engineering Manager, Dr Alan Blair, spent last week in Sweden participating in the Innovate UK GBIP programme focused on sustainable aviation.
CCP Gransden were pleased to be selected as one of the 15 innovative UK companies to attend and would like to thank the organisers for preparing a detailed programme for the visits to Gothenburg, Linköping, and Skellefteå.
It was brilliant to make further contacts in Saab and GKN Aerospace. It was also insightful to connect with and learn about Brogren Industries AB, Innovative Materials Arena, IMA, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Chalmers University of Technology, Luleå University of Technology, the UK Embassies in Finland / Sweden / Norway, Heart Aerospace, SKELLEFTEÅ CITY AIRPORT AB, Green Flight Academy AB, Pipistrel Aircraft & Velma Electro, Northvolt, Skellefteå Science City, Skellefteå Kraft, Piteå Science Park, and lastly SWE-CIC.
Across a busy week, all of the UK companies gained a detailed overview of the Swedish aviation sector (often touted as an international role model of aerospace sustainability).
It was encouraging to learn of the increasing demand being placed on composites engineers for solutions to boost sustainability in the aerospace sector. CCP Gransden’s future composites manufacturing work certainly has a growing part to play in supporting these enterprises.
We look forward to building on the connections made.