AeroWales - Mobile Capability Matrix
V 2.2, June 2013
The Aerospace Wales Forum are pleased to announce the update of the AeroWales Mobile Capability Matrix. AeroWales is the Contact Database for The Aerospace Industry in Wales... direct from your mobile device!
Featuring the leading edge of the advanced materials and manufacturing sectors, this App provides the contact details of the key players in the Welsh aerospace industry, as well as a means of carrying out useful desk research direct from your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, Android smartphone or tablet, and BlackBerry 10 smartphone and Playbook.
As well as providing full contact details on each company, the App also provides a quick methodology for phoning the contact, sending them an email, browsing their website, seeing their position on an interactive map, and even plotting a route from your current UK GPS location to the company's location.
This App developed by Eazyweb and commissioned by the Aerospace Wales Forum, provides quick access to browse via either capability or via company name. Users can pinpoint those companies that possess a specific capability, and then find out more about each one. The App can also be used for researching a specific known company, and finding out what capabilities they have.
The Forum are pleased to announce that this year's Aerospace App update is also compatible with the new BlackBerry 10 'All Touch' Operating System. Making the App compatible with the new breed of Blackberry 10 smartphones was an important part of the update. This market is estimated to represent a potential 1 to 1.5 million additional BB10 users each month, so this update marks a big increase in the number of Blackberry users that can benefit from the Aerospace App. As Blackberry has traditionally been the handset of choice for business professionals, this update marks an important step forward for the Aerospace App.
The App is available via the following routes, and is completely FREE!
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad 1, 2 and 3. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Requires Android 2.2 and up, running on smartphones and tablets.
Compatible with BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Z10. Requires Tablet OS 2.0.0 or BlackBerry 10.0 or later.
The aerospace and defence industry in Wales includes 6 of the world's top 10 aerospace and defence companies. It is home to the wing plant of Airbus in the UK and also includes the facilities of many other leading companies.
These companies are supported in Wales by over 160 smaller companies (SMEs) and many academic institutions with aerospace related expertise.
Key clusters and centres of expertise include aircraft wing manufacture, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), development and testing of unmanned airborne systems and defence communications.
The principal aerospace and defence companies in Wales support a vibrant and growing supply chain of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The Aerospace Wales Forum, the voice of the Industry in Wales, comprises over 160 member and associate companies. The Forum works with other partners in Wales, including the Welsh Government to:
• Support the development of the supply chain
• Boost innovation levels
• Increase research and development
• Improve training and grow the skills base within the sector