SC ROMAERO SA
Romaero is a JAA-approved airframe manufacturer and aircraft maintenance organisation with a reliable reputation as a partner of Western integrators. It was known initially for its production of the Britten-Norman/BNG Islander and Defender, which began in 1968. This was suspended in 1997 (more than 520 built), but was resumed in July 2002 with new contract for 24 aircraft during ensuing two years.
As a JAR 21-approved supplier, Romaero has manufactured and delivered items to Boeing (737/757 majorsubassemblies and components); Bombardier 415 water bomber cabin subassemblies and floats, Challenger 604 auxiliary fuel tanks and Learjet 45 tail units); BAE Systems (Avro RJ85/RJX detail parts and subassemblies); and IAI/Gulfstream (Astra SPX/G100 cabins and Galaxy/G200 rear fuselages). More recently, it has entered into co-operation with BAE Systems to manufacture Nimrod subassemblies and parts and ATP large freight doors; and with Sabca to produce structural assemblies and subassemblies for the Airbus A380 programme.
In addition, Romaero's JAR 145-approved maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) status currently covers such work on various aircraft types, including the Islander, BAC One-Eleven, Boeing 727/737/757, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing DC-9 and MD-80 series, and Airbus A320. It was expected to become a regional MRO station for the Lockheed Martin V-130 during the first half of 2003.
Romaero's 364,347 m2 (3,921,800 sq ft) site includes a 163,670 m2 (1,761,725 sq ft) production facility and a further 147,096 m2 (1,583,325 sq ft) of covered space. Workforce was approximately 1,300 in January 2003.