Trent Aero Engineering Limited (TAEL) through the years, has reached excellence in the forging of materials. Maintaining focus on customers, TAEL has strongly invested in modern manufacturing methods, and is aware of the growth within the ever expanding aero industries. Our workshop has highly skilled engineers with many years precision machining experience. We have a fully calibrated inspection department as well as comprehensive range of CNC and manual equipment to enable us to produce high quality precision components.

TAEL has dedicated specialists and offers unrivalled capacity in advanced areas of fabricated components. As a professional, independent and trustworthy partner, we are committed to creating enhanced value for our customers and we are now offering the services of a precision machine facility. Our extensive range of manufacturing services allow us to grow and to extend expertise in high-end technologies. TAEL endeavours to understand customers need for effective and short time to market solutions by leveraging on its solid reputation and privileged customer intimacy. TAEL strategically fits into OEMs supply chain structure by delivering world class engineering and manufacturing services, ranging from co-design to supply chain management. TAEL matches its capabilities to the customer’s needs expending along the path of value chain vertical integration.

TAEL delivers engine ready components applying special tuning and complete quality control services. Furthermore, our new precision machining facility offers a comprehensive range of services aimed at providing a total quality solution to our customer base which includes Rolls-Royce, BE Aerospace and Bentley Motors. It also provides high precision components to various Industrial sectors such as Rail, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries.

Arnold has over 20 years of experience within the precision engineering industry. Arnold has been involved with contracts including MoD and Rolls Royce. Arnold is responsible for providing high quality leadership and managing an effective and efficient production schedule.

Production Manager Ray Sykes
Ray Sykes started at Trent Aero in 1983 as a fully skilled fabrication and welding technician. Shortly afterwards he was promoted to workshop foreman and then in 1992 became the chief quality manager and soley in charge of workshop production.

Senior Engineer Pete Wayman
As a time served engineer with 43 years’ experience in CNC milling. Pete took on the task of Senior Engineer responsible for all technical aspect of the machine shop, programming and modelling with the CAD Cam system and the programming and planning of the machine shop.

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At TAEL, we are dedicated to supplying products of the highest quality, yet at a reasonable price for customer satisfaction. Our strength is the value we add through high quality service, practical knowledge and experience-based advice in how to design and utilize our products to meet the needs and expectations of the end user. Our ability to respond to customer requests, supplying high quality products and implementing product or service improvements that come from listening to our customers is the gauge of our success. We measure our performance in terms of satisfied customers.


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company history

2008 - The company relocated to a new 11,700 sq ft facility at the Blenheim Industrial Estate in Bulwell, Nottingham where it continues to operate from.

2006 - MEL Aviation bought the Company as Mr Phil Tillyard retired. After which the company moved to a new facility in Bulwell, Nottingham in the East Midlands and later amalgamated with MEL Nottingham (formerly David Bramley Engineering) which gave Trent Aero more cope on machining.

2004 - Trent Aero completed a cargo conversion from passenger plane for Skyways in Sweden for their post office for carrying mail.

1985 - Trent Aero gained Rolls Royce approval and began restoring Spitfires to flying conditions and then moved to East Midlands Airport.

1979 - Trent Aero was formed by Phil Tillyard at Stonebroom, Alfreton, Derbyshire where they manufactured aircraft parts for Jetstream Aircraft.