The Northern Ireland Partnering for Growth strategy was launched in 2014 with the goal of supporting and growing the Northern Ireland Aerospace, Space and Defence industry.

It is a partnership between government and industry and aligns with the national strategic goals to secure the UK share of global markets and to explore the enormous opportunities for growth.

The Northern Ireland Government through Invest NI has provided nearly £32 million to support companies working in the industry

In recognition of the Northern Ireland Supply chain regional strength, the UK aerospace Cluster Excellence group visited Northern Ireland in January 2016. The excellence group has noted that Northern Ireland has been making progress in collaboration and clustering with special reference to the official launch of Causeway area at the Farnborough airshow.

 

The Northern Ireland Partnering for Growth Strategy, animation gives an overview of the progress against the targets set out and has a brief summary from Kevin McNamee recorded at Farnborough 2016:

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