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September 2023

AirBorn    Grand Opening

The long anticipated opening of the new AirBorn International manufacturing facility in Edenbridge, UK.

January 2022

AirBorn    Bake-off 

Some great Bakers in AirBorn.  We even have our very own Paul Hollywood to present the prizes to our star bakers.


December 2021

AirBorn 2021 Awards ceremony & Secret Santa


Congratulations to all our worthy winners of this year’s AirBorn Awards. Despite another year of COVID restrictions and not being able to have our big Christmas party.  We can always find ways to make it a great fun place to work !

Donations for our Christmas Jumper day have gone to Save the Children charity.

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October 2021


The AirBorn re-launch

We have been having a month to re-launch our AirBorn Leading Edge (ALE) and Qiii reward points. This has involved lots of colour themed days, games, cakes, Fish & Chips and our ALE awards ceremony.

It has been great to have more social events going on again and we look forward to more social gatherings throughout the rest of this year, finished off with our big Christmas Dinner Dance!

June 2021

The AirBorn team have kept smiling all the way through the pandemic

At AirBorn we are not easily defeated and have kept our spirits up all through the past year and a half by having fundraising events, weekly ‘treats’, pizza for everyone and our own socially distanced Christmas awards ceremony – the AirBorn Oscars !.  It’s been a tough year for everyone but we try our best to look after our team who have continued to work so hard – they are a great team !


May 2020

COVID-19 Advisory


To: All AirBorn Customers and Suppliers


Date: May 4, 2020 Subject: COVID-19 Announcement

Today we are in an unprecedented time as global family working together to battle the spread of COVID- 19. The health and safety of our teams, our families, our customers, suppliers and communities are of the utmost importance. As the Global spread of COVID-19 continues, we continue to follow guidance from the UK Government, WHO along with Public Health England, to make the best informed decisions we can and take the right actions to help prevent the spread of the virus.

As a global community, we are all in uncharted and stormy waters, but we believe together we will push through to the other side and we are taking actions to help ensure any impact is short lived.

AirBorn is undertaking the following efforts as we respond to the ongoing COVID-19 situation:

    1    Our Pandemic Response team, comprised of senior leadership and local safety representatives, has been active for             more than two months.

    2    We have retooled a number of our facilities and implemented rotating shifts to maintain social distancing. We have             significantly increased our factory sanitizing and hygiene guidance for team members. Otherwise, we have seen no             significant change in operations, supply chain, nor customer scheduling as of this notice. We are monitoring daily                 and will advise of any changes.

    3    We have implemented 100% temperature checking and health screening in all facilities for employees and any                     visitors.

    4    The majority of our exempt and indirect employees have been relocated to work from home.

    5    All sites provide DX rated products to the U.S. Federal government and allies, and we have been informed by our                 Military customers that AirBorn must remain open as a matter of National Security. Thus, it is our plan to continue               running our manufacturing sites 1) as long as each site is deemed safe for our team members, 2) as long as our                   supply chain has no major disruptions, and 3) pending any different directives from the both the UK and Federal                 Government.

    6    We have implemented heightened visitor protocols restricting unscheduled and non-essential on site visits. All                     scheduled visits are being evaluated on a case by case basis. Visitors will be screened in advance and may be denied           entry to the facility based upon travel history.

    7    Business travel remains suspended. We are requiring anyone on personal travel outside of the country, or as a                     passenger on any cruise ships, 1) to self-quarantine themselves at home for 14 days after their return and 2) be                   symptom free before returning to work after self-quarantine.

    8    International travel is prohibited and we are limiting in-country travel to “essential only.”

It is impossible to forecast the impact of COVID-19, but we are diligently working together with extra measures to help keep the impact minimized and short-lived.


February 2020

Congratulations to our 2019 Employee Award winners


We are really pleased to announce who our 2019 Employee Award Winners are:


Congratulations to Richard JenningsIT Manager (standing right in the picture) who was nominated by our employees as ‘Employee of the Year’.


Congratulations to Jordi Garcia, Design & Engineering Manager (standing in the middle of the picture) who was awarded ‘Mission Impossible’ award for his hard work and dedication implementing our new ERP system Glovia.


Congratulations to Dave Alger, Production Team Leader (standing left in the picture) who was awarded ‘Rising Star’ for his personal development and success in AirBorn.


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In the group picture are some of the Management team including :

Bill Pitchford – Managing Director,

Gary Davis – General Manager,

Karen McCrindle – Quality & H&S Manager

Sean Farrer – Production Manager.


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We will be exhibiting at :
Aerospace Technology  Week

18 - 19 Mar 2020 

Congress Centre and Diagora Exhibition, Labège, France

Stand Number :       711.

 Cancelled due to COVID-19 

Electronica Germany

10 - 13 Nov 2020 

Messe München, Munich, Germany

Stand Number :       To follow.


October 2019

MACE Careers Fair - On 4 October 2019 three of our employees; Karen McCrindle Quality Manager, Cressida Fuller HR Manager and Nick Bailey Account Manager attended Manchester University Careers fair for Engineering Graduates.  We are very keen at AirBorn to maintain links with universities to have Engineering graduates, interns and work placement here at AirBorn International.  The outcome from the careers fair was amazing with lots of graduate keen to come and either be a graduate or intern here at AirBorn.

If you would like information about our Engineering opportunities please email

Space Tech Expo

17 - 19 Nov 2020 

Bremen Germany

Stand Number :       K44

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