The North of England has an unrivalled depth of manufacturing capabilities within the UK to produce both Aero-Engine and Aero-Structure Components.
Boeing located its first civil aerospace manufacturing plant in Europe within the Northern Powerhouse region. A key influence on their choice of location is the technical know-how and support for innovation the region offers – through both the world-class research from the Universities, and the practical expertise demonstrated by the highly acclaimed Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield City Region.
The Rolls-Royce Advanced Blades Casting Facility is one of the most productive and technically advanced facilities anywhere in the world. Through utilising robots and automated inspection, the factory can make over 100,000 turbine blades.
The Boeing company will open its first manufacturing plant in Sheffield City Region’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District. The purpose-built factory will enable Boeing to bring inhouse manufacturing of key actuation components, used on the trailing edge of wings of the next generation of aircraft.
Aircraft manufacturers are working with the University of Sheffield’s AMRC to reduce the cycle time and the costs of producing aerospace products while improving quality and performance. In addition to the manufacturing of precision parts, our region has many aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities.
Sheffield City Region is renowned worldwide for making exemplary at competitive prices therefore it seemed natural for aviation giant Boeing open its first factory outside of Europe. Boeing is working with the Centre to develop advanced manufacturing technologies that will reduce the cycle time and cost of producing aerospace products while improving their quality and performance.
Aerospace is a fast-growing sector in the City Region which has a reputation worldwide for making components to a high standard and at competitive prices. The Sheffield City Region produces super alloys for use in aircraft structures and other high-value manufacturing sectors.
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