Aero Engine Forum, Birmingham

18 - 20 April 2017


9 companies from Northern Ireland participated in Aero Engine Forum Birmingham, a supply chain event that brings together engine and first-tier, systems makers with the entire supply chain.

Northern Ireland Aerospace is a $1.6bn aerospace industry and Europe’s eighth largest aerospace region in revenue terms, with over 60 companies engaged at the leading edge of advanced aerospace design and manufacturing.

Every major commercial aircraft programme depends on structures, components and expert services from Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Aerospace offers a reliable supply chain with expertise in key technologies such as composites design and manufacturing, advanced metal forming, precision manufacturing, seating and interiors, design & stress and tooling design and manufacturing.

Find out more about the aerospace industry in Northern Ireland.

Who participated


Denroy Plastics Limited


Denroy Plastics is a supplier of injection-moulded components and associated assemblies to the aerospace sector specialising in the processing of high grade engineering polymers such as PEEK, ULTEM and PPS. Denroy offers a complete customer solution from concept design through to manufacture using the latest design and moulding machine technology.
Twitter - @denroyplastics


J.W. Kane Precision Engineering Ltd


J.W. Kane Precision Engineering Ltd is an aerospace precision machining subcontractor based in Portadown, Northern Ireland. They specialise in the machining and assembly of complex aero structures and aero engine components to customers in the U.K. and Europe.
Twitter - @jwkaneprecision


McAuley Engineering


McAuley Engineering was founded in 1997 by MD Jonathan McAuley. Capability includes programming, engineering, CNC machining and assembly of aerospace components. Our equipment provides 3-5 axis milling up to a 1200mm envelope, Turn/ Mill up to 3m long and Turn/ Mill multi task with up to 9 axis functionality. They also offer tube manipulation, laser cutting, folding and TIG welding.
Twitter - @McAuley_Eng


McGreevy Engineering Ltd


McGreevy Engineering Ltd. machines components using CNC machines to Customer Specifications. Using the latest in CNC Lathes and Milling Machines, components are machined from one-offs to production runs. They operate stocking systems for Kan-Ban and J.I.T for their customers. Other services include: CNC Turning, CMC Milling, CYL Grinding, Surface Grinding and Fabrication.
Twitter - @McGreevyEngine1


Moyola Precision Engineering Ltd


Moyola Precision Engineering is a specialist provider of 5 axis components, kits and sub-assemblies to the civil and defence aerospace industry, producing aero structure, nacelle aero engine parts for the majority of Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and SAAB aircraft programmes. It is a technology driven company, investing heavily in its capability year-on-year.
Twitter - @MoyolaPrecision


Queen’s University, Belfast - Northern Ireland Technology Centre


The Northern Ireland Technology Centre (NITC) at Queen’s University Belfast is an industry facing research and technology unit aligned to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. NITC plays a key role in supporting NI’s aerospace supply chain with industrial collaborative R&D and knowledge transfer activities in advanced manufacturing technologies.


Rainey Engineering Solutions


Rainey’s are the leading specialist manufacturer and supplier of specialist cutting tools in Ireland. Based in Lisburn, Rainey’s manufacture and regrind all types of high performance round shank tools. As part of the Mapal group we offer a comprehensive range of precision tools to machine advanced lightweight materials including heat resistant alloys and CFRP to support the aerospace industry
Twitter - @RaineyMapal


Resonate Testing Limited


Resonate Testing provides a range of vibration and shock, fire, flammability and environmental testing services to multiple engineering sectors, for clients worldwide. Their fire test lab undertakes powerplant, cargo liner, seat burn through and material flammability testing and is listed by the FAA. Resonate is UKAS accredited to ISO17025 and certified to ISO9001:2015.
Twitter - @resonatetesting


Smiths Engineering Limited


Smiths Engineering is a dedicated precision engineering company specializing in the supply of high quality machined components for the aerospace market using the latest CNC technology. Smiths are accredited to the highest quality aerospace standards and are proud that all employees are extremely skilled and flexible.

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