Curtiss-Wright Corporation has the most renowned legacy in the aerospace industry. In 1929, Curtiss-Wright was formed by the merger of companies founded by Glenn Curtiss, the father of naval aviation, and the Wright brothers, renowned for history’s first flight. These technological pioneers ushered in the era of aviation and their trailblazing spirit made history. Curtiss-Wright has changed dramatically over the past eight decades, and continues to transform itself to be at the forefront of the markets that we serve.

With acquisitions within the Christchurch area between 2002 and 2012 we have become a substantial local employer. With over 500 employees in our new state-of-the-art facility at Bournemouth Airport, we design, develop and manufacture a wide array of products for the global markets of aerospace, agriculture, construction, medical mobility and many more. Our products and technologies provide increased safety, reliability, and performance in the most demanding environments.

Diversity, commitment to excellence and dedication to the spirit of pioneering innovation continue to drive the employees of Curtiss-Wright.


Our facility at Bournemouth Airport houses centers of excellence from 3 different Curtiss-Wright Divisions.

Defense Solutions
An industry-leading supplier of highly engineered commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) module and system-level products designed for deployment in the harsh environments typical of aerospace, defense and industrial applications...Read More


Industrial Group
A recognized leader in providing components and sub-systems that enable customer specific solutions for on- and off-highway vehicles. These include medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and motor coaches, construction and agricultural vehicles, as well as sophisticated wheelchairs and scooters for medical mobility...Read More


Sensors & Controls
Continuing the legacy of flight innovation, providing critical components on a variety of commercial, defense and industrial platforms. From solenoid valves and sensors, to linear and rotary actuators, we work closely with systems integrators to deliver the most reliable products on the market...Read More

As part of our commitment to our employees and the local area, we support a number of charities and community projects.

PREMIER LEAGUE KICKS - AFCB
Premier League Kicks, which started in 2006 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has a long history of using the power of football and the value of sports participation to help hard-to-reach youngsters in some of the most high-need areas... Read More


RFCB
A pioneering Sports Club with an inclusive approach to performance, partnerships and community. We encourage good practice whilst remaining relevant and progressive... Read More


Julia’s House
We provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospices... Read More


Macmillan Caring Locally
A Charitable Trust operating from offices in the Macmillan Unit, which provides funding to enhance this care, and to provide an attractive, homely environment for patients and their families and visitors... Read More