200 jobs over five years

Boeing alliance promises boost for Scottish economy

Fiona Hyslop: ‘another important milestone’ (pic: contributed by Scottish Enterprise)

Boeing and Scottish Enterprise have signed a strategic agreement that could be worth tens of millions of pounds to the Scottish economy and create 200 jobs over the next five years.

The Boeing Scotland Alliance is expected to create significant opportunities for companies, universities and regions across Scotland and aims to double the aircraft manufacturer’s supply chain.

The Alliance will focus initially on sectors such as space, advanced manufacturing and digital technologies. It will explore joint sustainability initiatives within the aviation sector which support Scotland’s transition to a net zero economy by 2045.

Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Today’s announcement represents another important milestone in Scotland’s manufacturing innovation journey. This strategic Alliance with Boeing creates opportunities for companies, universities, colleges and employment across Scotland.

The Alliance furthers our vision to see Scotland as a manufacturing nation

– Fiona Hyslop, Economy Secretary

“It is a strong endorsement of public sector collaboration, building high value supply chain relationships and embracing academic excellence to deliver for industry.

“The Alliance furthers our vision to see Scotland as a manufacturing nation and validates our decision to invest £48 million in establishing the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).”

Sir Martin Donnelly, president of Boeing Europe and managing dsirector of Boeing UK and Ireland, said: “This is a blueprint for Boeing working with suppliers and universities in Scotland, harnessing and contributing to the deep expertise already here in advanced manufacturing.

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