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ref date:12 Nov 1997 (ECON)
US aerospace moves to Prestwick (Glasgow)

Aerospace development efforts have made their first step forward at Prestwick after the area was selected by (US firm) Wiidward Governor for a new 3 million European repair and overhaul centre.

The Illinois-based company is moving its operation from Reading (Berkshire England) to Prestwick , from next month.

Phil Turner, the VP of Woodward's Aircraft Controls Group, said: "The Prestwick area offers easy international access, a talented aerospace work force and a growing aviation community. We believe this move will result in significant benefits to our customers, ensuring excellent service, the quickest repair turn times in the industry and flexible, competitive pricing."