ITP Aero cements UK research and trade partnerships

Posted on 28 November, 2022 by Advance 

ITP Aero has this week announced its partnership with four research centres and the leading national trade body to help drive forward its commitment to innovation and growth across the UK.


University of Strathclyde.

Courtesy University of Strathclyde

As the world’s ninth largest engine manufacturer with a global footprint, ITP Aero increased its industrial footprint in the UK in 2021, taking over the former Rolls-Royce plant in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Developing its UK eco-system, ITP Aero UK has become a member of the ADS Group (Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space), the leading trade organisation in the UK and is already playing a proactive role on the Aerospace Growth Partnership.

As a founding member of the Clean Aviation programme, ITP Aero has positioned itself as one of the driving forces behind the pursuit of more sustainable solutions, aimed at developing ultra-efficient engines and laying the foundations for hybrid-electric and hydrogen based propulsion systems.

New relationships with four leading research centres, is a key driver to both specifically support its UK operations but also the wider ITP Aero in meeting its commitments as an organisation and the future of the aviation sector.

The four research centres who will work in close collaboration with ITP Aero UK are:

AFRC – The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre, near
Glasgow, which is part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

AMRC – The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

MTC – the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Ansty Park, Coventry

TWI – The Welding Institute in Cambridge

Dr Rob Mitchell, Head of Engineering for ITP Aero UK, said: “As part of our commitment to drive innovation and maximise potential collaboration opportunities, we felt it was important to join ADS and become part of the conversation at this exciting time for our industry as we drive to net zero.

“Delivery of our strategic plan is enhanced and accelerated by this collaboration with these UK based, world leading research centres, developing our eco-system and positioning ourselves for future developments

“We will be able to harness the incredible and varied skills, expertise and technologies offered to us within our new research centre partners, to drive forward our work on key development projects for our UK and global operations, not to mention the influence that
this work can have on the industry overall.”