Atkins opens US aerospace engineering operation

Atkins has launched a new aerospace engineering operation in Seattle.

The move is said to be part of the company’s strategy to extend the international reach of its aerospace engineering business and build a stronger presence in the North American aerospace market.

Neil Kirk, managing director of Atkins’ aerospace division, said: ‘Seattle is a major hub for aerospace so is the natural next step for Atkins’ aerospace business. We have already delivered a number of projects to clients in the US but the opening of a dedicated office in Seattle will be the springboard for us to accelerate growth in the region.’