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AVPE was set-up in March 1997 as an SME supplier to the Prime and Tier1 defence and aerospace market, committed to a programme of continuous improvement through investment in its people, machining assets and quality processes.
Helipebs Controls Limited
Helipebs Controls has been applying our Queen's Award winning, engineering and manufacturing expertise and experience to industries that require high quality hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and solutions since 1969.
Airbus is a global leader in aerospace, defence, space and related services. This includes a 14,000-strong UK workforce spread over more than 25 UK sites, including around 4,000 in the West of England. Airbus generates annual revenues close to £6bn, making Airbus the second largest aerospace and defence employer in the UK and a major contributor to the UK economy.
Building on a proud 100-year British industrial heritage, Airbus is the largest UK commercial aerospace company and biggest civil aerospace exporter. Wings for all models of Airbus aircraft are designed in Filton, near Bristol and manufactured in Broughton, North Wales. Airbus in Filton is also responsible for landing gear and fuel system design, integration and testing, as well as the design, manufacture and equipping of the A400M wings.
Airbus’ defence and space activities in Stevenage and Portsmouth make it the UK’s largest space company and the world’s leading commercial provider of military satellite communications. Airbus is the biggest supplier of large aircraft to the RAF and a world-leader in cyber security.
As Britain’s civil helicopter hub, Airbus provides 50% of the UK’s helicopter market and is a key supplier of military helicopters to the Ministry of Defence – indeed every UK military pilot is trained on an Airbus Helicopter. Airbus also supplies Air Ambulance helicopters across the whole of the UK.
Leonardo is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK, Poland and the USA.
Renishaw is a world leading metrology company, confidently driving future growth through innovative and patented products, processes and efficient high-quality manufacturing. Investment in new product development, skilled and motivated staff is key to our long-term strategic prospects, keeping us at the leading edge of technological innovation.
Rolls-Royce plc – Bristol
Rotary Precision Instruments Pty Limited
Established in 1950, RPI is a leading developer and manufacturer of precision rotary positioning and measurement systems to the manufacturing industry. As manufacturers of high accuracy inspection devices, our product range is used extensively across the globe by aerospace, turbine and power generation manufacturers.
Safran Landing Systems UK Limited
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a Safran group company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company supplies innovative landing gear solutions to 30 leading commercial, military, business and regional aircraft manufacturers. We support more than 23,000 aircraft in-service, making over 40,000 landings every day. The company has 6,500 staff worldwide in locations across Europe, North America and Asia. The UK based landing gear design & production and repair & overhaul facilities are located at Gloucester, employing a team of 1200 people. The Gloucester facility has been at the forefront of landing gear technology for 80 years, dating from the innovative designs of Sir George Dowty to the advanced landing gears for the world’s most modern aircraft.
SKF (UK) Ltd Aerospace Division
Manufacturer of plain spherical self lubricated bearings and other sliding contact parts for aerospace and other high performance applications.
South West Metal Finishing Limited
South West Metal Finishing occupies over 30,000 square feet of production space dedicated to surface treatments and non destructive testing. The company is approved to ISO 14001 environmental management standard with all processes on site operating to ISO 9001 quality requirements. The company also holds AS9100 and NADCAP accreditation and is approved by most major aerospace manufacturers.