Tech in the Highlands
Copernicus briefs minister on region’s aero skills
Robert Jenrick with management at Copernicus
Highlands aerospace company Copernicus Technology has been briefing a Treasury minister on the key role that businesses in the area are playing in the sector.
As part of talks on the Moray Growth Deal Robert Jenrick, together with Moray MP Douglas Ross, visited Urquhart-based Copernicus which has secured visual recognition training packages for the RAF’s P-8A Poisedon aircrew.
The MPs were shown how the training will be used and their importance for future crews, both at RAF Lossiemouth and beyond. Copernicus also demonstrated its other area of expertise in Intermittent fault detection.
Mr Jenrick said: “It was a pleasure to meet the enthusiastic team at Copernicus Technology. Small, specialist businesses like theirs are increasingly vital to the MOD’s supply chain.’
Mr Ross added: “The Moray region is already renowned for global exports of food and drink, and this visit to Copernicus Technology shows that the area is home to other types of businesses who are equally ambitious.
“A group of these companies recently shared an exhibition stand at the Farnborough International Airshow, highlighting the aerospace, space and technology capabilities in the Highlands & Islands.
“It’s also great to see a local business is already involved in preparations for the P-8A’s operational activities at RAF Lossiemouth.”
Giles Huby, Copernicus managing director, said: “We are delighted to have hosted Robert Jenrick MP and Douglas Ross MP.
“It was a fantastic opportunity to show them that Moray has aviation and technology expertise in abundance, and to highlight how our own products and services will benefit P-8A operations when they commence in the region, and provide maintenance savings for aerospace and technology customers in the UK and internationally.”