ROLLS Royce is to open a new plant in the borough, aimed at serving aircraft at Heathrow Airport.
The company is preparing to submit a planning application for the former Long Haul Catering Base off Scylla Road, close to the southern perimeter of the airport.
The Leader learned last week that senior managers from the world famous British manufacturer have met Hillingdon Council officials to discuss the planning process before detailed plans are submitted.
The company is ‘urgently’ seeking to establish a dedicated engine repair facility, primarily for the new Airbus A380 which is increasingly in use at the airport.
The new facility would involve the creation of at least 40 highly skilled engineering jobs. It is hoped it will create new supply chains for local businesses.
If successful, Rolls Royce would become the latest engineering firm to move into the borough, after Bosch announced plans in the autumn to open a centre of excellence in Uxbridge.