Plane production aids Senior

Aero engineer Senior yesterday reported a 17 per cent rise in first-half profit, helped by a ramp up in production by its largest plane-making customers who are seeing continued growth in demand for commercial aircraft. Senior, which makes components and systems for the aerospace, defence, land vehicle and energy markets, posted an adjusted pre-tax profit of £38m on revenues 10 per cent higher at £315.6m for the six months to the end of June.