Britain's Most Admired Companies 2012: Engineering - Aero & Defence

Meet the high-flyers of the aero-engineering and defence sectors...

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Another remarkable result for Rolls-Royce, which tops its sector for the ninth year in a row and takes fourth place in BMAC overall. First-half revenues at the aero engine maker were up 5% to £5.76bn, and full-year prospects also look strong – RR engines are to power 25 new Airbuses ordered by Singapore Airlines in a contract worth £1.6bn to the British firm. Defence technology specialist Ultra Electronics is in second place, recently awarded a £14m contract for surveillance sensors by the Ministry of Defence. GKN is up to third place from eighth last year, with first-half sales rising 16% to £3.5bn. The firm has issued a profits warning for the final quarter of the year, however.

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BMAC 2012 by sector: Engineering - Aero & Defence

Ranking Name Score
1. Rolls-Royce 71.1
2. Ultra Electronics 66.1
3. GKN 60.1
4. Cobham 58.6
5. Meggitt 58.5

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