BAE Systems confirmed as a sponsor for new air show
South Ayrshire Council are pleased to confirm that BAE Systems is sponsoring The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight.
BAE Systems provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
The company has a long history in South Ayrshire through their site at Prestwick, with its rich heritage in the design, development and support of commercial aircraft. More recently, the site has evolved as a centre of engineering excellence within BAE Systems' Air Sector, and is now involved in aircraft such as Typhoon and the F-35 Lightning II, as well as playing a part of the recently launched FalconWorks™, a new centre for advanced and agile research and technology development in the Air Sector.
Alan Wilson, Head of Engineering, BAE Systems Prestwick said: "BAE Systems is at the heart of the UK's combat aircraft capability and many of the aircraft you'll see in action at the International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight will have been designed, manufactured and are supported in service by BAE Systems. This promises to be an exciting event and with the significant focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities, will help inspire the young people who attend to explore all the opportunities a STEM related career can offer. BAE Systems shares that passion for inspiring the next generation and that is why we are proud to sponsor the STEM area at the show."
South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs, Councillor Alec Clark said: "We are delighted to welcome BAE Systems as another sponsor of the International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight. Their support highlights the strong partnership between the aviation industry and our local community, showcasing the importance of aerospace technology and innovation in our region."
South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure, Councillor Brian Connolly, said: "BAE Systems have a rich history in South Ayrshire, and their sponsorship demonstrates their commitment to fostering local talent and promoting the aerospace sector. I hope this collaboration will inspire future generations to explore careers in STEM and contribute to the growth of our local economy."
Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Martin Dowey, said: "It's great to welcome BAE Systems as a sponsor of the International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight, this is another great addition to our fantastic line up of sponsors so far. Their support will undoubtedly enhance the event, providing exciting opportunities for attendees to learn more about aerospace sector in South Ayrshire."
The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight will take place at Ayr's Low Green between Friday 8 - Sunday 10 September 2023.
Keep up to date with preparations for The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight at www.ayrshow.co.uk.
Information on BAE Systems is available at https://www.baesystems.com/en/home.