March 23 2023
Our Mission System design capability provides a one-stop solution for industry leading aerospace design, manufacture & installation of modifications and repairs. For over 14 years we have fulfilled our client’s specific requirements and applied a flexible, efficient and innovative approach using our substantial range of in-house skills, expertise & experience. The team is comprised of a Part 21 aviation design & production / DAOS approved organisation that undertakes a broad range of aircraft design and production services to supply avionic, structural design and certification to a wide variety of commercial, contract prime and military clients across the world.
Our Special Mission clients typically operate in the following areas, requiring solutions that offer improvements in their mission performance. Our OEM agnostic approach allows us the breadth and depth to select the most appropriate ‘tools’ for the client’s CONOPS, creating a Mission System architecture that is built around an effect not convenience.
Clients past and present include aviation design & production projects for amongst others: the Ministry of Defence, a range of prime contractors including Babcock, Thales, QinetiQ, the British Army Air Corps and NHS Scotland.
Our approvals cover the design,testing, production and installation on civil and military types. As an organisation we hold the following approvals:
We work frequently with the following national and international authorities:
The EC135 modification installs a crash protected Cockpit Audio Recording System (CARS) and Airborne Image Recording System (AIRS) to the Airbus Helicopters EC135. The system records cockpit audio in accordance with EUROCAE ED-155 Part I and imagery in accordance with ‘Class C’ of EUROCAE ED-155 Part III.
This system can be installed on any CS-27 rotorcraft subject to survey & contract.
Modifications and repairs typically require mechanical design. The team are experienced in all aspects from technical survey, initial hand calculations, through detail design development to creation of production drawings and computer aided manufacturing data.
Examples of projects and additional services covered by our Mechanical Team include:
Modifications and repairs with electrical aspects will involve numerous assessments, such as power distribution, electrical load analysis and electromagnetic compatibility.
Typical projects undertaken by our Electrical Team include:
Avionics, (derived from the term “aviation electronics”) makes up a large percentage of our work.
Our Design Team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of avionic design and integration, from simple instrument replacements to a full glass cockpit upgrade.
Typical projects undertaken by our Mission System Avionics Team include:
A large percentage of the Mission System’s teams Design & Production projects are Mission Systems focused, our approvals allow us to produce modifications for both military and civilian registered aircraft.
The team excel in providing special mission design solutions for Surveillance, Law Enforcement and Government operators.
Typical projects undertaken by our Special Missions Team include:
Our Mission System team possess the ability to carry out Flight Testing under our own approval, commonly referred to as Flight Test Operations Manual (FTOM) approval.
Flight Testing is often required when an aircraft has undergone significant modification which could have an affect on the flight characteristics of the aircraft, such as installation of an external store.
Prior to the approval of the modification the aircraft may have to be flown under Approved Flight Test Conditions (AFC) to gather compliance data needed to approve the modification.
We possess the in-house capability to perform the following:
The Airbus H145 helicopter is our aircraft of choice for HEMS operations. Find out more here.Read more
We offer operational & maintenance expertise across the Beechcraft King Air 200 series of aircraft.Read more
We offer availability and expertise across the BAE Hawker series of aircraft, including charter services, maintenance approval and capabilities and we have extensive management experience, having owned and operated BAE Hawker aircraft ourselves and for our clients.Read more
The Britten Norman Islander BN-2T is used within both a civilian and Special Mission context being able to accommodate various interior fitments from executive to up to three stretchers for Air Ambulance operations.Read more
We offer availability and expertise across the Bombardier Challenger series of aircraft, including charter services, maintenance approval and capabilities and we have extensive management experience, having owned and operated Bombardier Challenger aircraft ourselves and for our clients.Read more
We offer availability and expertise across the Bombardier Global series of aircraft, including charter services, maintenance approval and capabilities and we have extensive management experience, having owned and operated Global aircraft ourselves and for our clients.Read more
Our Bournemouth International Airport facility, a hangar and office facility of over 135,000 sq ft provides an extraordinary space which we aim to turn into one of Europe’s flagship business aviation facilities.Read more
25 Templer Avenue, Farnborough is home to our Group headquarters and is the nerve centre for the European Air division. With excellent access to the facilities at the airport.Read more