Aerospace industry in the UK: investment opportunities

The UK has the second largest aerospace industry in the world. Find out about the opportunities for overseas companies and investors.


This guide provides an overview of the aerospace sector in the UK and opportunities for investment. It covers:

  • aerospace companies in the UK
  • design and manufacturing
  • supply chain
  • producing and maintaining aircraft engines
  • research and development (R&D)
  • employment skills
  • defence aerospace
  • how government is working with industry
  • locations
  • contacting the Department for International Trade (DIT) for help