MP: £365m radar contract will secure jobs at BAE Warton

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed news that the Government had ordered state-of-the-art radar systems to be installed in Eurofighter Typhoons, helping secure highly-skilled jobs at BAE Systems in Warton. The £365m Captor E-Scan radar contract has been agreed by the four partner Eurofighter nations and will mean the aircraft has one of the most advanced radar systems in the world, providing a wider field of regard than any other combat aircraft available on the highly-competitive export market. Following the announcement, Mr Menzies said: “It is excellent... Read more »


Having a background in retail means I know just how important it is for traders that people shop locally when the time comes for buying Christmas presents. The festive shopping period is now upon us and it is one on which a large number of retailers depend to get them through the leaner months when their takings may not be as good. Since becoming Member of Parliament for Fylde I have always tried to do the majority of my gift shopping in local stores as it is... Read more »

Blackpool Airport plans welcomed by MP

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has called plans to reopen Blackpool Airport “a good start”. Mr Menzies spoke with airport director Stewart Orrell, from Balfour Beatty, yesterday after the company signed a vital contract with Bond Helicopters to resume its rig transport operations from the hub on Squires Gate Lane. An advertisement has gone out in the local press for air traffic controllers, fire operations staff and an airfield refuelling supervisor, which will see more than 30 people re-employed on the site. On December 13, the Civil Aviation Authority... Read more »

Fylde MP “delighted” by BAE jobs boost

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed news of a multi-million pound aircraft research project which will protect around 100 jobs in Fylde. The Member of Parliament this week received a letter from Defence Minister, Philip Dunne MP, who confirmed the contracts had been placed for the two-year £120m feasibility phase of the UK-French Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Demonstration Programme. The scheme, which will examine the options for the next generation of combat air systems after Typhoon and Rafale go out of service post 2030, will see... Read more »

Mark Menzies attends council Energy Minister meeting

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies attended a meeting between Fylde borough councillors and the Energy Minister Matthew Hancock MP where elected members had the opportunity to raise issues surrounding shale gas exploration. The Member of Parliament had previously told the Minister - who recently took up his role in charge of energy policy - that he should visit Fylde as soon as possible to answer questions over the process and take any concerns back to his department. The Minister was in Blackpool to announce a new national academy... Read more »
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