Rolls-Royce and French aircraft engine company Safran have opened a new Polish factory that will produce accessory drive trains (ADT) for all of the UK engine manufacturer’s future civil aircraft engines. The new 13,500 sq m factory in Ropczyce, southeast Poland, is operated by Aero Gearbox International (AGI), a 50-50 joint venture between the two companies. It will eventually provide up to 200 direct jobs. ADTs, sometimes referred to as accessory gearboxes, harness the ...

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