Despite an overall tepid UK economy, the country’s civil aerospace manufacturing industry had a banner year in 2011, according to ADS. The trade group representing UK aerospace companies, including Rolls-Royce, said in a report released Wednesday at the Farnborough Airshow that 2011 “was one of the best years ever for the [UK] civil aerospace industry.” It said UK civil aerospace revenue grew 7.6% year-over-year “driven by spectacular performance in exports which ...

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