AFD Delivers Lecture To RAeS Preston

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Last week, a team from Airframe Designs attended the local Preston branch of the @aerosociety to present a lecture on the Structural design and certification of rotorcraft underslung baskets for human external cargo and live line working.   The lecture was led by Airframe Designs owner, Jerrod Hartley, a fellow with the society and field […]

AFD featured in Plane Talk Magazine

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The Summer 2022 edition of the Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s Plane Talk highlights AFD’s investment in staff training in preparation for significant changes in the business and to support faster growth.  

AFD is JOSCAR Registered

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We are incredibly proud to announce we have satisfied all of the requirements to become fully registered on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register. JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR […]

EASA Part 26 Damage Tolerance Requirements to impact historical STC holders very soon!

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The 25th August 2021 is fast approaching… the deadline for STC holders to submit Compliance Plans to EASA for meeting the PT-26 requirements for ageing aircraft so that operators can ensure the necessary Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAW) are in place for Fatigue Critical Structure on affected aircraft models. We are here to help design […]

AFD JOINS COMPOSITES UK!

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Airframe Designs has recently joined Composites UK. Composites UK is the trade association for the UK composites industry. The association acts to encourage continuous growth and development of the industry, promoting the best practice use of composites materials. Its role is to bring companies throughout the supply chain together creating partnerships, as well as creating a unified voice […]

A great insight into 2Excel Engineering!

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A great insight into 2Excel Engineering in the latest Royal Aeronautical Society magazine, and in particular a project we supported to convert a BOEING 727 into an Oil Spill Response Ltd platform. Airframe Designs was engaged to provide structural substantiation for the installation of the internal dispersant tanks within the cabin and the exterior spray boom attached to the underside of the […]

AFD join ADS!

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Airframe Designs has recently joined the ADS Group. ADS represents and supports more than 1100 UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors. Whether representing industry, connecting members with business opportunities or driving forward innovation and growth, ADS is at the forefront of an array of activities, events and programmes. Airframe Designs CEO, […]

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New team member alert!

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Emilie Ashworth joined Airframe Designs Limited at the end of June and is fitting in to the team very well. Yesterday she completed some initial audit training for AS9100 and will assist in the on-going management of our QMS and continual improvement programme. Welcome Emilie!

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International Women in Engineering Day

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It’s INWED, or International Women in Engineering Day, and to celebrate we are showcasing Lisa Chambers, our Structures Lead Engineer, who shares her experience in the business, our recent transition to MSC Apex for modelling and simulation, and how much she loves working for Airframe Designs.

Look what arrived in the post this morning!

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It’s excellent to hear that our Chief Engineer is now a FELLOW with the Royal Aeronautical Society alongside his Chartered Engineer status. Jerrod invests in continuous professional development within the business and has actively encouraged all engineers at AFD to become members of the society and head towards being chartered. Adam Taphouse and Bill Thorne […]