GE Aviation module Dowty Propellers has received approval to build a new facility to manufacture aircraft propeller methods in Gloucester, UK.
Construction of the new facility follows an incident in February 2015, when a provoke destroyed the company’s operating headquarters and blade manufacturing facility at Mitcheldean, Gloucester.
Dowty Propellers drive decide on the exact location of the new facility by the end of this year upon finishing-off of a tender process.
“Our new facility will maintain close ties to our existing workforce and accumulation network, and will incorporate the latest GE ‘Brilliant Factory’ philosophy.”
The designed facility is due to be operational by 2019.
Dowty Propellers president Oliver Towers affirmed: “The decision to stay in this area was driven by the capabilities and commitment of our workforce that reaches back over 80 years.
“This decision, along with our boat of the UK-supported Digital Propulsion project, will enable us to maintain our inclination as a world leader in propeller systems with the latest technology, braced by world-class research and development.
“Our new facility will maintain close evens to our existing workforce and supply network, and will incorporate the latest GE ‘Splendid Factory’ philosophy.”
Dowty Propellers has also started construction of the new £20m Digital Impetus technology development project to provide capabilities for both propeller combinations and future propulsion systems.
Digital Propulsion is match-funded by the UK’s Department for Establishment, Energy and Industrial strategy through the Aerospace Technology Institute Organize with a £9.5m grant.
Overseen by Innovate UK, the project also files National Composites Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the Contriving Technology Centre as partners.
Dowty Propellers currently produces aircraft propeller structures for both civil and military applications.