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UTC Aerospace and The Way Youth Zone off to a flying start

UTC Aerospace and The Way Youth Zone off to a flying start

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Hundreds of young people crafted incredible paper planes to celebrate UTC Aerospace supporting The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton.

On Thursday 27th April young people from The Way Youth Zone and staff from UTC Aerospace competed to build brilliant paper flying machines. The Paper Plane builder whose plane flies the furthest was crowned champion.

UTC Aerospace is the latest business to support The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton by becoming a Founder Patron. Based in Wolverhampton, UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. They design, manufacture and service systems and components for aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. They are also a major supplier to international space programs.

Robert Hupfer, General Manager Actuation Systems, Wolverhampton, said:

“We’re delighted to be working and supporting The Way Youth Zone. Nurturing and developing the talent in our community is vital so that we have youngsters who reach their potential and communities that thrive and prosper.”

Chief Executive Officer at The Way, Cheryl Garvey, said:

“It’s fantastic to have a company like UTC Aerospace supporting The Way Youth Zone. Without their support we wouldn’t be able to help to build the next generation of high fliers.”

The Way Youth Zone is something to do, somewhere to go and someone to talk to for young people. Open seven days a week, The Way provides sports, leisure and training opportunities to young people aged between 8 and 19, and up to 25 for those with a disability. The £5.5 million facility boasts an indoor climbing wall, four court sports hall, boxing gym, gym, 3G floodlit pitch and more.

Over 4,000 young people from across Wolverhampton use The Way Youth Zone on School Street. You can find out more at