w/c 6 February 2023, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
The UK Government and Honeywell Aerospace host a one-day UK Technology Showcase event in Phoenix with circa 20 pre-approved, high performing UK suppliers that have been pre-selected by Honeywell Aerospace. A high threshold for participation will be set to get full commitment from Honeywell Aerospace’s technology, product development and supply chain leadership teams. Only suppliers with relevant technology, products or services will participate. The supplier participants will have products of direct interest to Honeywell Aerospace and must be export qualified/ready and able to demonstrate a highly attractive, cost effective proposition. These criteria will be applied by the UK Government team when assessing candidate companies, but ultimately Honeywell Aerospace will invite those companies that meet the criteria.
The UK has a thriving and robust aircraft engines, structures and systems industrial base which continues to invest in new products, techniques, materials and processes to maintain its position as a world-leading supplier to the global aircraft market. The Aerospace Industrial Strategy is a top priority for the UK Government. To that end, the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), a collaboration between industry and Government, is ensuring the UK supply chain retains its technological lead in aircraft systems, wings, and propulsion, underpinned by a research and development roadmap aligned to future sector needs.
The UK Government has established a track record of facilitating concise, impactful supply chain events hosted by major aircraft manufacturers and their key tier one suppliers. The UK Department for International Trade (DIT), therefore, sees a strong business case for delivering a targeted trade mission, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Aerospace Technology Institute, in the form of a UK Supplier Showcase, to Honeywell Aerospace. This will be built around clear customer requirements and matching these to high performing UK suppliers.
UK Supplier Showcase Overview
The objective of the Showcase is to further strengthen the competitiveness of Honeywell Aerospace by securing low cost, differentiating UK technology using export proven companies. The participants will cover early adoption of technology, products and capabilities for next generation products; technologies that can be applied on existing products; second source components to satisfy production ramp-up; and new manufacturing equipment or operational improvement technologies.
The mission will consist of five main elements:
We will use a model that has been successfully implemented with many US customers whereby the UK Government will invite a wide range of companies to participate in this supply chain event and ask them to describe their UK based product offer within tight guidelines. UK Government will assess the suitability of the companies and their offer and include those deemed relevant into a Capability Brochure. Honeywell Aerospace will be invited to distribute the document within its technology, product development, indirect spend and commodity groups in order to review the submissions and select the companies offering technology, products or services that may be of interest for further dialogue at the event. Honeywell Aerospace will have overall control of which companies they wish to meet as they will be issuing the invitations. It is proposed to adopt two concurrent methodologies for the initial selection of candidate companies, top down and bottom up:
I. Technology and Capability Need (top down): Honeywell Aerospace will be asked to express its near-term tactical and long-term strategic technology or product needs based on constrained commodities, prospective upgrades to in-service platforms and new platform performance requirements. UK Government will work with various UK aerospace trade bodies, government partners, aerospace R&D and continuous process improvement organizations to identify candidate companies who can match the technology, product or service needs expressed by Honeywell Aerospace. The following is a list of technologies that the Honeywell Aerospace team wished to identify:
|II. Capability Offer (bottom up): Honeywell Aerospace may be unable, for commercial confidentiality reasons, to share some of their strategic technology needs. Therefore, a wide range of technology developments will be selected by UK Government and offered to Honeywell Aerospace allowing them to select the companies of interest without revealing the reason why.
Strategy, Supply Chain and R&T Discussions
Honeywell Aerospace is an important participant in the UK’s aerospace sector strategy. Alongside the trade mission, there is an opportunity for UK Government and Honeywell Aerospace to build on this existing relationship. Senior representatives from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade and the Aerospace Technology Institute will attend the event and be able to have meetings with senior Honeywell Aerospace executives in order to further understand Honeywell’s strategy and develop opportunities for cooperation both in the UK and USA.
Venue: in or close to Honeywell Aerospace’s HQ. The event will require:
09.00 – Welcome address from Honeywell Aerospace and UK Government
09.30 – Honeywell Aerospace presentation of their future growth & technological or product needs
10.15 – Overview of the UK Aerospace ecosystem including operational improvement and technology development roadmaps
10.45 – Networking break
Exhibition area open to all Honeywell staff on site
11.15 – Scheduled business to business meetings with commodity managers and design teams
Parallel meetings between Honeywell Aerospace & UK Government covering industrial strategy, R&T convergence, cooperative development programmes, supply chain strategy
12.30 – Networking lunch. Exhibition area continues
13.00 – Further scheduled business to business meetings with commodity managers and design teams
16:30 – Day closes
Evening – Networking reception & dinner hosted by UK Govt with Honeywell Aerospace team and UK supplier delegates
How to Register for the Event
The Department for International Trade will administer the registration process on behalf of the UK Government and in partnership with Honeywell Aerospace. UK companies wishing to participate should follow this process:
The current Covid-19 pandemic situation will be considered in our planning. In the event that government restrictions affect travel to the USA, we may pivot to a virtual programme, delay or cancel the event. Any cancellation as a result of Covid-19 restrictions will result in the option of receiving a full refund should you no longer be able to participate. A virtual programme may result in an alternate fee structure. DIT can’t be held responsible for costs incurred to secure travel arrangements.
You can click below to download the following documents:
UK Technology Showcase for Honeywell Aerospace
Published on: 4th October 2022