Intreprinderea De Reparat Material Aeronautice
Intreprinderea de Reparat Material Aeronautice was the Bucharest unit of the Centrala Industrial Aeronautica Romana, formed by reorganization of the national aircraft industry in 1968. Specialised in the repair and overhaul of aircraft and engines for Tarom and other airlines, and manufactured under license the Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander. Became lAv Bucuresti.
With a lineage that can be traced to 1920 (via companies including IRMA and lAv Bucuresti), this company assembled from British-supplied kits nine BAC One-Eleven airliners as 1-11s, the first appearing in 1982. Work, in 1999, included the manufacture of Britten-Norman BN2 Islanders (some 500 produced over 30 years) and the production of subassembles for Boeing and Galaxy Aerospace.
In January 1999 Britten-Norman of the U.K. received approval from the Board of Directors of Romania's State Ownership Fund for its tender offer to acquire Romaero.