Boeing Approval Tops Record Year of Growth for Newbow

Jan. 22, 2024
With a strong order book for Q1 2024, Newbow’s supplier approval from Boeing is expected to further strengthen the company’s reputation.

Newbow Aerospace, a leading UK manufacturer of aviation ground support equipment (GSE), has topped off a record year of growth by achieving approved supplier status from Boeing.

In response to a significant uptick in demand for bespoke manufactured GSE, supplied to more than 300 airline, airport and MRO customers worldwide, a record for the Redditch-based business, Newbow’s in-house team of fabricators and technicians delivered a productivity level which eclipsed the company’s best performance prior to the pandemic. 

For the construction of the company’s signature wheel and brake change trailers and nitrogen/oxygen service carts, Newbow utilized more than 41,000 kg of steel and calibrated more than 2,000 aircraft tire pressure gauges. 

With a strong order book for Q1 2024, Newbow’s supplier approval from Boeing will further strengthen the company’s reputation as a leading expert in GSE manufacture and tire pressure gauges, which began more than half a century ago, when the business was founded in 1964.

Commenting on the approval from Boeing and looking at the year ahead, Newbow Aerospace sales director, Marc Green, said: “The past 12 months for Newbow Aerospace has reflected the continued post-pandemic recovery in commercial aviation, supported by the forecast from IATA, suggesting that some 4.7 billion people are expected to fly this year, which exceeds the pre-pandemic level of 4.5 billion in 2019. Coupled with discussions we’ve had with our customers both existing and prospective, we face 2024 with cautious optimism that this upward trend will continue.”