Dowty Propellers, a leading manufacturer of aircraft propeller systems for both civil and military applications, intends to invest in a new facility at Gloucester Business Park, Hucclecote, Gloucestershire, UK.

The facility will be subject to planning approval and if such consent is granted, it is expected that operations will commence in late 2019.

The new facility follows Dowty Propellers announcement last year of its commitment to continue operations in the Gloucester area following a fire that destroyed its operating headquarters and blade manufacturing facility in February 2015.

Since the fire, Dowty Propellers and its employees have been operating from several interim facilities in Gloucestershire.  Employees will progressively transfer to the new facility once it is operationally ready.

GE Aviation and Dowty Propellers are committed to investing in this new multi-functional facility at Gloucester Business Park and a seamless transition for both employees and customers.

The new facility will house the business headquarters and production facility, along with the main UK repair and overhaul operation.