Spirit AeroSystems Announces Leadership Shift to U.K.

Spirit AeroSystems has announced the promotion of Scott McLarty to senior vice president, Airbus Programs, effective Oct. 1. Michelle Lohmeier, the current senior vice president, Airbus Programs, will be retiring in the first quarter of 2019. McLarty’s appointment will be official as of Jan. 1. In the meantime, he and Lohmeier will work on transition activities to ensure a smooth handover. Scott will also join Spirit’s Executive Leadership Team effective …

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GE Caledonian recruits 13 new apprentices from Ayrshire College

Aeronautical Engineering giants GE Caledonian will take on 14 new mechanical engineering apprentices from August – with 13 of the apprentices coming from Ayrshire College. The intake of new apprentices is made up of students on the College’s Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) – Aeronautical, HNC Aeronautical Engineering, HND Aeronautical Engineering and HND Mechanical Engineering courses, as well as the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering course. Six of the students currently study …

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Woodward Prestwick lands top award

A Prestwick Aerospace engineering firm is celebrating after landing a prestigious award. Woodward Aircraft Engine Systems Prestwick was presented with the prize at the annual awards dinner of Scottish Engineering, the support group for the industry in Scotland. The President’s Award for manufacturing excellence was received by Andy Marshall, General Manager, from Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson. Located near the airport, Woodward operates a repair and overhaul facility for aircraft …

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