We provide a wide range of services, from conceptual airframe design, structural and aerodynamic design all the way to detail design of components or an entire airframe as well as preparing compliance documentation and certification test proposals.
We have over a decade of experience designing under EASA CS22 and CS23 as well as FAR23 and ASTM-LSA.
Thanks to our background in maintenance (A&P), construction of prototypes as well as flying experience, our designs don’t just look good in CAD but are designed with a focus on build-ability and practicality.
Additionally we can leverage our experience with design and construction of composite parts and airframes into other markets where the absence of corrosion, light weight, and design freedom of composites pay off.
Composites can unlock opportunities that are so far unthinkable; often yielding the biggest payoffs not in the composite part itself but in the structure around it. Just think what your machine could do if the prime structure was a fraction of the weight of what it is today.
Often, composites are perceived as very expensive. Tooling and labor both can be costly, but certainly don’t always have to be.
This is where fabrication experience really pays of. The traditional way of building a composite part is time-consuming, expensive, and complex. It involves building a plug (positive shape), sanding and finishing it. Then the mold is built up by applying the gelcoat, layers of fabric drenched in resin and it is cured. More fabric and resin is added, cured and then reinforcements are added, followed by sanding of the mold surface to a perfect finish.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. If fabrication is taken into account during design, molds can directly be machined in foam and fabrication of the parts can start the next day.
The reduction in machining cost and labor can be spectacular.