Meggitt PLC is an international engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. It is split into three main divisions: Airframes, Engine Systems and Energy & Equipment.

The Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of capabilities called upon by the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers The Meggitt sites in Loughborough (previously MPC) and Artus (Arvillé) form part of this division, specialising in composites and power systems respectively.

The Energy & Equipment division encompasses strong niche positions in energy, non-aerospace military and industrial equipment. Meggitt’s Danish facility which specialises in advanced piezoelectric technologies is part of this diverse division.

Precision Micro

For over 50 years, Precision Micro has been pioneering the creation of light, strong 3-D objects from its advanced 2-D photo-etching process. It does this in virtually any metal, with a specialist capability in titanium, to exacting tolerances impossible to achieve with conventional machining.

This enables previously unassailable engineering challenges to be overcome. To create miniature components of extreme accuracy, Precision Micro combines photo-etching with laser direct imaging, atom-by-atom electro-forming or electric current and fine wire.

University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham (UNOTT) has a large electrical research facility and icing wind tunnel and is expert in coating technologies, flow diagnostics, advanced power electronics and electrical drive systems.

Ultra Electronics (PALS)

Ultra Electronics Precision Air & Land Systems is a designer and manufacturer of Travelling Wire Bundles. The Travelling Wire Bundle is a very high safety critical system used within a Wing Ice Protection or Flap deployment sensing system. The mechanism is used to deploy electrical wiring in dynamic applications, for example – to take wires from the wing to the moving flap or slat.

Ultra Electronics ltd is a group of specialist businesses designing, manufacturing and supporting electronic and electromechanical systems, sub-systems and products for defence, security and aerospace applications worldwide. The group has over 5,500 employees and has special expertise in high integrity sensing, control, communication, distribution and display systems.

Ultra Electronics ltd completed work on the GAINS project in Q4 2016.

CIRA (Il Centro Italiano di Ricerche Aerospaziali)

This Italian aerospace research centre is a world-class icing wind tunnel facility and expertise in ice accretion software development.

AeroTex UK

AeroTex is a UK-based consultancy specialising aircraft inflight icing simulation and test.


The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing helps manufacturers of any size to become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes. In particular, the centre specialises in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials. Its 80-plus industrial partners include global concerns such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus to small companies.

Project support

Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CSJU)

Clean Sky is the most ambitious aeronautical research programme ever launched in Europe. Its mission is to develop breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performance of aircraft and air transport. This will result in less noisy and more fuel-efficient aircraft and contributes to Single European Sky environmental objectives.

Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation SA is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional, and business jets, a subsidiary of Dassault Group.


Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of the most innovative aircraft. Its comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft, from the single-aisle A320 family to the double-deck A380.