UK-based precision-machined components manufacturer AE Aerospace has secured a three-year contract to supply parts for the Airbus A220 aircraft programme.

The contractor specialises in producing low to medium-volume prototype components, original equipment and higher volume manufacture, plus spares and legacy parts.

Under the £3.6m contract, the company will deliver the complex machined components to an undisclosed major aerospace firm in the Midlands.

AE Aerospace managing director Peter Bruch said: “With the well-documented reduction in Civil Aerospace work and employment in 2020 due to Covid-19, this new order is a welcome boost to the West Midlands and maintains work in the UK.”

The contract is expected to increase its sales levels that took a hit as Civil Aerospace manufacturing declined due to the impact of Covid-19 on the global aviation industry.

It will also enable the company to continue to provide employment to skilled staff and help deliver extra supply chain work in the West Midlands.

AE Aerospace has been continuously investing in its facilities, production technologies and its team.

The company in a statement said: “In securing this agreement, we have demonstrated the ability to meet the competitive demands of cost, quality and performance expected.”

In a separate development, AE Aerospace has launched 5G trials along with WM5G, W5G and its technology partner BT.

Through these trials, the aerospace manufacturer seeks to understand whether high-quality wireless 5G and a range of sensors help improve manufacturing productivity.