Dowty Propellers wants to return to Gloucestershire

Dowty Propellers’ propeller blade production site in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire began operations in 2015 (Image: Dowty Propellors)
Dowty Propellers’ propeller blade production site in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire began operations in 2015 (Image: Dowty Propellors)

Dowty Propellers has said it wants to return to Gloucestershire nearly 3 1/2 years after a fire destroyed its Staverton base.

The GE Aviation owned company manufactures integrated propeller systems for modern turboprop aircraft such as the C130J and Antonov AN132-D but is most famous for building Propellers for both the Hurricane and Spitfire during World War II.

Dowty Propellers was founded in 1937 by Rolls-Royce and was originally called Rotol Airscrews.

In February 2015 a fire ripped through its Staverton building destroying it and since then staff have been working at different locations around the UK including a propeller production site at Mitcheldean in Gloucestershire.

The company wants to return to the region with a new headquarters at Gloucester Business Park in Brockworth.

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