On Friday 16 December, Victoria visited CTG in Banbury to gain an insight into the company, and their operations.
CTG is a leading company in the composite industry, and one of UTC Aerospace System’s 126 manufacturing sites around the world. UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defence products. CTG has developed and patented a number of key composite technologies, and has established an international reputation for quality and innovation in the aerospace industry.
During the visit, Victoria experienced first-hand the production of CTG composite technology, and discussed challenges facing the aerospace systems industry. She was able to look at a number of key areas of the organisation including design and production.
Following a tour of the site, Victoria commented: “As a leading company in its industry, the visit was an important opportunity for me to engage with CTG, and find out more about how they contribute to technological advances in the UK. I was particularly interested in its development of new, lighter composite materials for the aerospace sector. It was great to hear of many exciting developments within the company, and sector as a whole. CTG employs hundreds of local people, and is a key part of North Oxfordshire’s economy.”
John England, Managing Director, UTC Aerospace Systems CTG said: “Our business is at the forefront of aerospace innovation and technology. It was fantastic today to show Victoria around the facility and demonstrate our capabilities. We are working on next generation aircraft composite parts to enable lighter, stronger components to be used on aircraft reducing fuel usage and emissions.”