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Local Activities

Charnwood is home to a number of aerospace engineering companies including Preci-Spark and Dunlop / Meggitt. The University has a strong Department of Aeronautical Engineering. The Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) is a unique £60million collaboration between BAE Systems, Loughborough University and the East Midlands Development Agency (emda). We are also very close to East Midlands Airport, one of the premier freight hubs in the UK, so local companies are able to take advantage of next day deliveries over a wide European network. It is also close to the National Space Centre in Leicester. Leicester University also has a strong department of space technology and has been involved in many space missions

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Midlands Aerospace Alliance is a collaboration between all of the key aerospace companies across the East and West Midlands. It exists to promote the common interests of aerospace companies in the area and to develop local supply chains. Aerospace in the East Midlands.