Last Update October 3, 2016


  • Engines, Propulsion, Power Generation
  • Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Logistics Support
  • Metal Processing, Parts & Components

Bet Shemesh Engines Ltd. was founded on 12 May 1968 as a joint venture by Turbomeca, a French company under the ownership of Mr. Joseph Szydlowsky and the State of Israel. From its foundation until 1997, BSEL’s main activity was in manufacture, design, research and development, overhaul, repair, assembly, upgrade and testing of turbo engines for jet engines and land based power turbines.

BSEL combines four Divisions:
• Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Division
• Manufacturing Division
• Casting Division
• R&D Division

All the Divisions of Bet Shemesh Engines Ltd. are certified to ISO 9001:2008 & AS 9100 as well as the various Military Standards and OEM Standards. Bet Shemesh Engines Ltd. is certified by the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority (CAAI), is also a FAA repair station for Rolls-Royce (Allison) Model 250 and General Aviation CT-7 engines and is a EASA repair station for Rolls-Royce (Allison) Model 250 engines.

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Division

This Division overhauls and repairs the following engines and modules:

1. Pratt and Whitney F100  (F15,  F16)                                                                                      
Under this program we upgrade the Israel Air Force F15 and F16 engines to a DPI configuration (more than 200 engines to date)

2. Pratt and Whitney F100229                                                                                            
BSEL can tool-up for the repair and overhaul of the most advanced fighter engine which will power the recently bought Israel Air Force F15 and F16 aircraft

3. Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A series

4. GE Aviation (Turboshaft) T700-700, -701, -701C,-701D, CT-7                                                       
Repair and overhaul of these engines for the Apache AH64, and BlackHawk helicopters (T700: UH-60, AH64, S-70, AH1W; CT-7: CN235, SAAB340, LET L610G)

5. Rolls-Royce (Allison) Model 250 C20 series and C30 series (BELL 206, BO 105, AGUSTA 109, MD 500)

6. Turbomeca Marbore II and Marbore VI  (C 170R , MS 760)

Major customers of this Division are the Israel Air Force and various European and Asian Air Forces.

Manufacturing Division

This Division has the following capabilities:
• Manufacturing of major rotating parts for civil aviation engines
• Turning, Grinding, Milling, Honing, Drilling, Broaching
• Plating, Coating, Sermetel
• Heat Treatment, Shot Peening
• Brazing, Welding, Plasma Spray, HVOF, Laser Drill

The main products of this Division are:
• Compressor and Turbine Disks (F100, J79, JT8D, JT9D, GE-TC, GE CF34, GE CF6-6, GE CF6-80, GE CFM 56, PWA GG8, PWA FT8, PWC 306PWC 307, PWC 545)
• Compressor and Turbine Spacers and Housings (F100, J79, JT8D, JT9D, GE-TC)
• Turbine Nozzles and Liners (J79)
• Flame Holders (F100, J79)
• Combustors (M6, BS151)
• Frames (F100, J79)
• Machining of casting produced in the Casting Division
• Most of the parts are manufactured for the OEMs (i.e. Pratt and Whitney, GE Aircraft Engines, Hamilton Sundstrand and MTU)

Casting Division

This Division produces parts by the investment casting (lost wax) method.  Parts are produced using methods of air casting and vacuum casting.

Main products of this Division are:
Jet Engine Turbine Blades & Vanes (JT8D, PW-4000 J79, MARBORE VI, V2500, PWC 545, PWC 306 and PWC 307)
Structural parts (F16)

Major customers of this Division are Pratt and Whitney, GE Aircraft Engines, U.S. Air Force, MTU, Samsung Aerospace, Hamilton Sundstrand, Israel Air Force.

This Division also includes a Rapid Prototype Center.

R&D Division 

This Division develops and manufactures small turbojet engines for UAVs.

For certain programs Bet Shemesh delivers finished products or assemblies. For example, the company uses the casting capability of its Casting Division to cast turbine blades, the manufacturing Division produces the turbine disks and the M.R.O. Division assembles the blades and the disk, including balancing. The company then ships the complete assembly to the customer.

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Bet Shemesh Engines Ltd.

  • P.O. Haela, 99000, Beth Shemesh, Israel
  • +972 2 990 94 86
  • +972 2 991 19 70
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