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ITP Aero cements commitment to growth across the UK with research centres and trade partnerships


ITP Aero cements commitment to growth across the UK with research centres and trade partnerships


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.

Developing its UK eco-system, ITP Aero UK has become a member of the ADS Group (Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space), the leading trade organization 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:

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.”


More about ITP Aero

ITP Aero is one of the world's leading aircraft engine and component companies, with 4,200 employees and facilities in Spain, the UK, Mexico, Malta and India. ITP Aero's purpose is to develop the technology to drive change in the aerospace sector, towards more sustainable mobility. We do this with the development of proprietary technology as our main competitive advantage. Approximately half of the world's aircraft are equipped with ITP Aero products. We are founding members of the EU Clean Aviation programme and the first Spanish aerospace company to commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with the United Nations Race to Zero initiative.

Clare Hitchings
Communications Lead ITP Aero UK
07385 933 951

More about ADS and the four research institutes

AFRC – Advanced Forming Research Centre

The University of Strahclyde in Glasgow formed the Advanced Forming Research Centre in 2008. It is a specialist centre within the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and part of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Their expertise lie in metallic forming, and of particular interest to ITP Aero, is their capability in process modelling, near net shape cold forming, hot creep and superplastic forming, heat treatment and materials and residual stress characterisation.

Advanced Forming Research Centre | University of Strathclyde

AMRC - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), founded in 2001, is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with of over 125 industrial partners from around the globe. They specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials; all of which is of practical use to industry. ITP Aero is collaborating with the AMRC, as we look to transform our industrial and economic performance by making step changes in productivity, increasing competitiveness, developing new products and processes and training new talent and skills. The AMRC’s core competencies, that are of relevance to ITP Aero, are machining, integrated manufacturing, castings, design & prototyping, structural testing, additive manufacturing, microscopy, metrology and manufacturing intelligence.

AMRC - The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

MTC - Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Ansty Park, Coventry, was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation. The MTC hosts the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. They support R&D but also Training, Advanced Manufacturing Management and Factory Design. ITP Aero is collaborating with the MTC on a number of activities, including laser welding and additive manufacture.

MTC | Home | Transforming Industry for a Sustainable World (the-mtc.org)

TWI – The Welding Institute

The Welding Institute (TWI) is one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes. It provides engineering consultancy with authoritative and impartial expert advice, knowhow and safety assurance related to engineering technologies. ITP Aero’s membership of TWI gives us rapid technical support, access to knowledge, information, technology and innovation alongside funded research programmes in areas of relevance to ITP Aero’s global business.

Joining Innovation with Expertise - TWI (twi-global.com)

ADS – Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Group

ADS is the Premier Trade Organisation for companies in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors and represents and supports more than 1200 UK businesses operating in these sectors. ADS plays an instrumental role in bringing industry and Government together, working closely and collaboratively to maintain and grow the UK as a world leader in our industries. ADS is at the forefront of an array of activities, events and programmes that benefit the members. Farnborough International Limited (FIL), which runs the Farnborough International Airshow, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADS Group Ltd.


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