News and Events

Expleo named Airbus Airframe Wing Engineering ‘Supplier of the Year’

Expleo (member of the IOMAC), previously Assystem Technologies, has received recognition from Airbus Series Wing Engineering (ESW) for its contribution to the wing engineering of A380, A350 and Single Aisle (A320/A321) platforms. The ESW Airframe Wing Engineering 2018 ‘supplier of the year’ award recognises the partner providing the best quality, agility, pro-activity and overall performance ...

Triumph Isle of Man Facility Invests in New Equipment to Support Demand for More Aircraft

Triumph Integrated Systems’ Isle of Man facility in Onchan has taken delivery of a new piece of equipment as part of an investment programme to support the growing demand for the Airbus A320 aircraft. Airbus has ramped up their aircraft production build rate to satisfy a large and growing order book for the A320. Triumph ...

Manx Precision Optics is Recruiting

Manx Precision Optics (MPO) recently expanded the business with support from Business Isle of Man within the Department for Enterprise. The company, who is a member of the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster, was able to purchase new capital equipment with grant assistance as part of the Department’s Business Support Scheme. As a result of ...

Collaborating for Success – Joint Aerospace Cluster Summit Lays Foundations for the Future

On 16th-17th January, Business Isle of Man (an executive agency of the Department for Enterprise) and the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) welcomed guests from England, Ireland and Wales for the first Joint Aerospace Cluster Summit at the recently refurbished Comis Hotel. The event attracted over 80 delegates from aerospace clusters around the Irish ...

Manx Precision Optics Expected to see Further Growth due to Purchase of New Coating Chamber

Manx Precision Optics (MPO) is an Isle of Man family-owned company that manufactures a wide range of optical components. Founded in 2013, MPO is a member of the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster. Business Isle of Man catches up with the man behind the lens, Dr Helmut Kessler (Managing Director) to see how the business ...

Dublin’s Aerospace & Aviation Annual Supply Chain Event

A team from the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) travelled to Dublin on the 13th December to attend the Aerospace and Aviation Annual Supply Chain Event hosted by Enterprise Ireland. The team consisted of Kirree Gooberman (IOMAC Cluster Manager), Chris Allen (General Manager, Triumph), Nick Onyemem (General Manager, Kiartys) and Rob Arthurs (Supply Chain ...

Isle of Man to Host 2019 Joint Aerospace Cluster Summit

The Business Isle of Man Agency is set to host the first Joint Aerospace Cluster Summit in the New Year. The Isle of Man is continuing to lead the way in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry, recognising there is value and opportunity for businesses in the UK, Ireland and Isle of Man to work together in ...

Business Agency visited the AMTC to understand its value in supporting the Engineering & Manufacturing sector on the Isle of Man

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) is a multi-million pound facility which hosts University College Isle of Man (UCM)’s manufacturing engineering courses. The centre was opened in 2014 and was designed in conjunction with industry to ensure students receive the best training and are prepared to start work within this industrial sector. The Engineering Department ...

Aerospace Cluster Member, Assystem Technologies, wins major contract with Airbus

Assystem Technologies have proven yet again their expertise and world-class engineering services after winning the tender as a ‘Dual Partner’ for Airbus in support of Single Aisle Incremental Development (ID) activities for the Airbus A320, as well as work on the Airbus A321 XLR variant. Jonathan Taylor, Operations Director commented:  'We are delighted to have ...

IOM Aerospace Cluster Forum 43

On Friday 12th October the IOMAC held their 43rd Forum at St John's Mill, hosted by the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) and the Business Isle of Man Agency. As promised, it was an interesting and relevant forum for the members, graduates and other guests to meet and discuss the industry's progression. Guest speaker, Sean ...

Five Swagelok associates earn Engineering Degrees

Swagelok had a momentous week in July, when 5 of their associates gained their Engineering degrees.  Congratulations to Christopher Killey, Barney Helleur, Daniel Catlow, Gerard Landels and Ashley Howard.  All their hard work has finally paid off, we wish them every success in their careers.

Chairman of Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster recognised in prestigious industry Top 100

Adrian Moore, Chairman of the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) and Business Development Manager at the Department of Economic Development, has received a Manufacturer Top 100 award. The awards, presented by The Manufacturer magazine, recognised outstanding individuals within the sector. The Manufacturer also publishes details of award winners within their annual Top 100 publication. ...

2017 Launch of the Three-Year Aerospace Cluster Strategy

The Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) has announced its three-year Cluster Strategy outlining a number of key objectives that it aims to achieve by 2020. The Department of Economic Development is one of the seven public and private sector organisations that make up the IOMAC's committee. The new strategy focuses on promoting and developing ...