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ITP delivers the last of the Atar Engines

ITP today made the final delivery of an Atar engine which has been maintained at the company's Ajalvir facilities (Madrid).

The event was overseen by the Air Force Commander in Chief of Logistic Support (MALOG), Lieutenant General José María Orea Malo, and also attended by representatives of Safran Aircraft Engines (the current name of the French company Snecma, which manufacturers the Atar engine), including Laurent Roudier, Head of the Atar Programme.

Maintenance work began on the Atar in 1978 and since then over 800 Atar engines have been repaired at Ajalvir for different clients, particularly the Spanish Air Force and Snecma itself. This final delivery marks the completion of the Atar programme, in which ITP has become an international benchmark for its maintenance work on the engine.

Among other aircraft, for over three decades the Atar engine powered the Dassault Mirage F1 fighter, which played a crucial role in defending Spanish airspace until its retirement from service in 2013.

Notes to the editor

ITP Aero is currently the ninth largest aircraft engine and components company in the world by revenue. Ranking among the top one hundred companies in the aerospace industry (Top 100 Aerospace Companies, PwC and Flight International). The company employs over 3,800 people at its production centres in Spain, United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States, Malta and India.

Among its activities, ITP Aero includes the design, research and development, manufacturing and casting, assembly and testing of aeronautical modules and engines. It also provides MRO services for a wide range of engines for regional airlines, business aviation, helicopters, industrial and defense applications. ITP Aero operates as a corporate entity within the Rolls-Royce group.

Louis Trollope
Communication Specialist
M: (+34) 610 267 334

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