Aero Gearbox International company, brought to life by Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza (part of the Safran consortium), which manufactures gearbox products for the aircraft propulsion systems, is going to establish a factory in Poland. Trent 7000 engine systems are going to be the first product manufactured by the facility. Trent 7000 powerplant is used to power the Airbus A330neo jet-liners. Aero Gearbox International announced that, within the initial agreement, with a term of 25 years, it is going to manufacture systems for a full range of civilian aircraft powered by the Rolls-Royce engines – starting with business jets, finishing with the wide-body airliners.
The company plans to establish a facility in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship, however, exact location has not been officially disclosed yet. The negotiations regarding the construction works related to the plant have been carried out by the Ropczyce city authorities and Rolls-Royce, however, the final result of the process is unknown. Hispano-Suiza Polska has been already operating a cogwheel, fuselage and engine-elements factory, which is located in Sędziszów Małopolski. The plant has been active since 2001 and it employs more than 500 persons. Back in January this year, the company announced that it is going to establish two new production lines where fanblades for Snecma company and lo-pressure compressor fans are to be produced for the Techspace Aero company.
The new gearboxes-manufacturing plant is going to start its operations in 2017. Construction works are planned to be started this year. As a result, 110 jobs are going to be created.