Romaero, formerly Intreprinderea de Reparatii Material Aeronautic or IRMA (Enterprise for the Repair of Aeronautical Material) is a Romanian aircraft repair facility with some production capability for outside designs. Headquartered in Bucharest, IRMA was rebranded as Romaero in 1990.
The company is majority state-owned with 51.9% of shares held by the Romanian Ministry of Economy, 21% of the state property fund has kot. 25.85% of total shares of the fund Muntenia, while 1.25% of shares owned by other small investors.
Since 1946, Romaero as IRMA, overhauled the following the Soviet aircraft: Li-2, IL-14, IL-18, An-2, An-24, An-26 and An-30. Romaero also produced the following Romanian-developed multi-purpose light aircraft and agricultural aircraft: IAR-818, IAR-821, and IAR-822.
In 1968 the company started building the British Britten-Norman Islander light multipurpose aircraft. IRMA/Romaero has produced over 500 Islander aircraft. In the early 1980s, another British type, the BAC One-Eleven (BAC 1-11) started manufacturing license. The machine of the acquisition of license agreements, signed in 1979, and in 1982 completed the first received signal ROMBAC 1-11 type aircraft, of which 1,989 were built up to a total of 10 pieces.
The company was reorganized and renamed in 1990 Romaero name. In 1994, the Boeing contracted Romaero to manufacture to the Boeing 737 and Boeing 757 aircraft parts.Romaero also participates in other Western European aircraft manufacturing programs.
- "Romaero". Romaero. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
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