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A successful track record

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Founded in 1989, ITP Aero was created on the basis of a European defence programme, Eurofighter, and has since consolidated itself as the Spanish aeronautical engine company, headquartered in Zamudio, Bizkaia. ITP Aero is today the ninth largest aeronautical engine and components company in the world. 

 

Discover the main milestones of our successful track record

  • 1989

    ITP Aero was founded by Rolls-Royce and SENER in order to develop the EJ200 engine for the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet.

  • 1990

    Acquisition from CASA (now Airbus) of the engine maintenance plant in Ajalvir, Madrid.

  • 1991

    Inauguration of the engine components manufacturing plant in Zamudio, Bizkaia.

  • 1992

    The first contract with Rolls-Royce: Trent 700 and 800 engines for the Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft.

  • 1998

     International expansion begins with the inauguration of the Querétaro facilities in Mexico.

  • 2001

    Castings business unit is created.

  • 2003

    TP400 engine contract signed for the A400M military transport aircraft.

  • 2008

    New facilities in Wheststone and Lincoln, United Kingdom - inheritors of the legacy of Sir Frank Whittle, creator of the modern aviation engine; Malta and Arizona, United States.

  • 2012

    Single-aisle and regional aircraft engines market entry: agreement with Pratt & Whitney for PW1000G programme.

  • 2013

    Externals business unit is created.

  • 2017

    ITP Aero, a Rolls-Royce Group corporate entity.

ITP Aero is the heir company of the Spanish aero-engine manufacturing tradition. In the UK, our Whetstone facility bears witness to Frank Whittle's contribution to aviation history with his development of the first jet engine.

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