Based in Nottingham UK, Trent Aero are experts in the manufacture of small / to production batch
precision aircraft fabrications (light and heavy) in aluminium, stainless steel, titanium and other exotic
Trent Aero Engineering Ltd (TAEL) offers an extensive range of engineering services and works closely with the
customers to gain mutual competitive advantages. The use of techniques such as co-design, concurrent engineering,
design for manufacture and operations management makes the company a leader in rapid aluminium, stainless steel and
titanium builds. Employing the best engineers, technical advisors and project managers TAEL ensures that product
optimisation and cost reduction programs are efficient and customer focused. As a part of The MEL Group, TAEL is
able to develop a wide range of interdisciplinary simulation tools allowing the business to grow and improve the
already exceptional services and product range. With the right people using the right tools TAEL ensures that
products and services always meet or exceed customers’ expectations and standards.
With a fully equipped machine shop with CNC and conventional turning and milling, including 4th axis, we can
take your drawings through to finished components with the aid of our in house full 3D CAD modelling and
We also have the ability to import your CAD files in any format e.g. step, igs, parasolid, dxf etc. into our
system. We can then create machining programmes for manufacture on our CNC machines by our team of skilled
engineers to your specific requirements. Due to our main years of experience in many fields, we can help with
development of prototypes, cost saving and advice. We are experience in all types of engineering materials e.g.
steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, bronze, titanium, plastics etc. and are happy to work on one-offs,
through to batch quantities.
Trent Aero Engineering Limited (TAEL) is a dynamic company based on the skills and knowledge of an exceptional
workforce with a fully equipped facility with modern equipment; details are produced by laser cutting, working
to a very close tolerance, making intricate shapes a simple task. TAEL manufacture simple details through to
complicated assemblies from various types of materials for the Aerospace Industry e.g. aluminium, stainless
steel, mild steel etc. to more exotic materials such as titanium and nimonics. We also have the capabilities to
manufacture formed parts e.g. ribs by a stretching and shrinking methods of manufacture and with the back-up
system of sub contractors, TAEL can produce the complete part for our customers.
TAEL have a team of welders who are trained up to NADCAP and Rolls Royce standards with the ability to weld most
materials which covers the needs of the industry
Our workshop is equipped with the latest machinery for conventional turning, milling and drilling. We have the
ability to work from CAD models and electronic files to meet customer requirements.
Our specialist Sheet Metal Engineers have many years of experience in fabrication, and we can provide a wide
range of metal-based products. Our lead-times are short with excellent part quality at very competitive prices.
Customer satisfaction is our main objective.
We can manufacture a wide range of specialist products and have built up a continued reputation in providing
quality aviation. We can also manufacture bespoke components to suit the customer’s requirements.