Incorporated in July 2015, UMW Aerospace has signed a 25 + 5 year agreement with Rolls-Royce Plc to manufacture and assemble fan cases for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 and Trent 7000 aero engines, which power the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A330 neo aircrafts. Both Trent engines are the most advanced in aero engine technology, with increased fuel efficiency and noise reduction.
With the agreement, UMW Aerospace has now become the first Malaysian company to be a Tier 1 aerospace engine component manufacturer.
The manufacturing plant is located in Serendah, Selangor and tailor-made to support the Rolls-Royce engine assembly plant in Seletar, Singapore, which is in line with Rolls-Royce strategic intent to build a supply chain in the Asia Pacific region.
UMW Aerospace will be providing high skilled employment, consisting of engineers, skilled workers and management personnel, in the area of high value hard metal machining. The fan case manufacturing project had been recognized as one of the quality investment projects in Malaysia