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 […]

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It’s Finite Element Friday!

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Following successful interviews with a NAFEMS expert panel, several members of our engineering team have now been certified as Professional Simulation Engineers. Finite Element Modelling is an important facet of the services we offer, currently accomplished with MSC Software that includes the revolutionary APEX modeler and NASTRAN solver. Certification incorporates an extensive range of multi-level […]

Promoting happy, healthy employees

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We encourage our staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance. Our employee benefit scheme provides access to a local fitness studio and golf course. Our CEO Jerrod Hartley leads by example by riding to work and claims he is faster on the bike than in the car for a 25 minute commute but, […]

BOEING 737-8200 MAX ELT System Installation

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Thankfully, the Boeing 737MAX has recently been cleared to return to the skies and can probably now claim to be one of the safest aircraft in service! In recent months, Airframe Designs Limited has supported Ryanair – Europe’s Favourite Airline, alongside Eirtech Aviation Services Ltd., in the certification of Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) installations into […]