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Client: Aerospace
Knowledge Provider: Belfast Metropolitan College
Sector: Advanced Manufacturing and Advanced Materials


B/E Aerospace is the world’s leading provider of interior products and solutions as well as the world’s leading distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables for the commercial, business jet and military markets. B/E’s Kilkeel factory is the primary manufacturer of business class and main cabin seating, where the use of composite materials constitutes a large portion of their work


About the Case

Belfast Met were requested to provided customised training services to B/E in the area of composites manufacturing. B/E could be considered as a world leader in various composite manufacturing techniques although their experience with one particular advanced technique was limited. Belfast Met therefore developed a bespoke training course to train engineers and shopfloor staff in the new technique, addressing aspects such as engineering theory to practical hands-on part manufacturing.

About the Knowledge Provider

Belfast Metropolitan College is a National Skills Academy accredited Centre of Excellence for Composites. This means that the College has achieved high standards in the services and training provided to local industry through experienced and trained staff, excellent facilities and the right support structures. The College offers training of all kinds in the area of composite materials as well as product manufacturing on in our high-tech workshop and manufacturing consultancy.

The Results

With B/E’s excellent understanding of composite materials, it could be seen that employees on the training course benefitted from the theoretical and hands on experiences. B/E have now embraced this technique and are looking to implement it in future product lines where higher volumes and lower costs are a primary driver.

Contact Details of Knowledge Provider:
For further information, contact

Findhan Strain
Belfast Metropolitan College
+44 78 4380 3705

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