NEWS AND EVENTS

22.07.2021

AES awarded EASA STC for the installation of Bluebox W-IFE on Airbus A320 Variants

Braintree, UK – 22nd July 2021 - Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), a UK and Ireland aerospace design
and certification organisation, is proud to announce the company has been awarded by the European Union
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of the aircraft powered
version of Bluebox Aviation System’s wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) system, Bluebox Wow.

Recently issued by EASA, this latest STC (No. 10076801) applies to all Airbus A320 Variants with an added
feature of an automatic Pause on PA functionality that pauses playback in the event of announcements from
the flight deck or cabin crew.

AES believes this certification will open opportunities to provide aircraft operators of single-aisle, and widebody aircraft in the future, with Bluebox’s aircraft-powered W-IFE units. The installation is simple with wiring to the W-IFE units easily accessible via the panels in the aircraft cabin. Utilising aircraft power eliminates the need for the logistical management of batteries and still offer a considerably lighter and lower-cost system than fully fitted W-IFE.

The Bluebox Wow units are delivered with Part 21G Form 1 approval and can be supplied with the associated installation kit as a total package.

Andrew Dolby, Director of Aerospace Engineering Solutions, said “I would like to thank our dedicated and highly experienced engineering and design team here at AES for achieving this ‘game changing’ STC for the installation of Bluebox’s aircraft-powered version of Bluebox Wow on the Airbus A320 Variants, especially during these challenging times for the aviation industry. We are actively working on solutions for other models including single and wide-body aircraft.”

Click here to learn more about Bluebox’s aircraft-powered version of Bluebox Wow.


(Information current as of 21.01.2021)

Dear Customers,

Given the current situation around the COVID-19 outbreak and following the recent government advice we wanted to provide you with a brief update and assure you that we have a robust business continuity plan in place. The information and advice from government is changing daily. We will be updating this website periodically with information as necessary.  

  • All employees are working remotely in line with government lockdown requirements and have full access to all company documentation and customer data. They are fully contactable through their direct dial numbers as detailed on email footers.
  • We do not anticipate any disruption to ongoing projects. However we will be postponing any non-essential travel for all employees until directed otherwise by Government advice.

We remain readily contactable by email and phone as per normal. Please contact us directly if you have any questions ([email protected])  

Thank you for your continued support and together with your help we will weather this storm.


(Information current as of 17.03.2020)

Dear Customers,

Given the current situation around the COVID-19 outbreak and following the recent government advice we wanted to provide you with a brief update and assure you that we have a robust business continuity plan in place. The information and advice from government is changing daily. We will be updating this website periodically with information as necessary.  

  • The majority of our employees are now working remotely with full access to all company documentation and customer data. They are fully contactable through the main office number.
  • The UK and Irish office is being manned with a skeleton crew to be able to direct calls and provide urgent responses.
  • We do not anticipate any disruption to ongoing projects. However we will be postponing any non-essential travel for all employees until directed otherwise by Government advice.

We remain readily contactable by email and phone as per normal. Please contact us directly if you have any questions ([email protected])  

Thank you for your continued support and together with your help we will weather this storm.


December 20th, 2019:

PRESS RELEASE – AES Global receives Supplier Service Award from Jet2.com

AES Global receives the Supplier Service Award from leading UK leisure airline Jet2.com and Jet2holidays for ‘Great Service’.

To find out more click here


October 31st, 2019:

PRESS RELEASE - AES Global awarded Zero Passenger Configuration STC

AES Global is proud to announce the company has recently been awarded EASA Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for Zero Passenger Configuration.

To find out more click here 


September 19th, 2019:

AES Global receives ADS-B Out EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on Boeing 737/757/767 aircraft

With the ADS-B Out equipage mandate requirement of 7th June 2020 (Europe), AES Global can provide a full turnkey engineering solution and kits supply for your fleet.

To view STC click here.

For more info please email [email protected]


February 19th, 2019:

PRESS RELEASE - AES Global extends presence to Ireland

AES Global is delighted to announce it has extended its operations and has opened an engineering design office in Shannon, Ireland. To enhance this expansion, AES Global has gained EASA Part 21 approval for its Irish base, introducing DOA AES Global, trading under Aerospace Engineering Solutions.

To find out more click here

To find out more on AES Global Brexit position click here


February 6th, 2019:

PRESS RELEASE - AES Global provides Cabin Connectivity Upgrade Programs

AES Global is delighted to announce that it has extended its cabin connectivity upgrade packages to include business jets.

Under the company’s EASA Part 21J approval, AES Global has recently completed Minor avionic modification installations on Bombardier Global 5000, Bombardier Global Express, Bombardier Challenger CL605 and Boeing BBJ aircraft types

To find out more click here


January 2nd, 2019:

PRESS RELEASE – AES Global gains Egyptian Part 21 Design Approval

AES Global is pleased to announce it has obtained Egyptian Civil Aviation Regulations (ECAR) Part 21 approval from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) Approved Design Organisation.

To find out more click here


November 16th, 2018:

Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow

AES Global will be attending the Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference. Hosted by Ian Harbison, Editor of MRO Management and Aircraft Cabin Management, this unique conference combines the world of contemporary cabin design with the complex maintenance issues that surround modern aircraft interiors.


July 17th, 2018:

PRESS RELEASE – AES Global provides ADS-B Out design and certification

AES Global is delighted to announce it has been awarded Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out upgrade program for a major European operator.

 To find out more click here


May 10th, 2018:

PRESS RELEASE - AES Global receives EASA STC for Transmitting portable electronic devices

AES Global has obtained a new EASA Supplemental Type Certificate to allow the use of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (T-PED) on all Boeing 777 aircraft models.

To find out more click here


May 8th, 2018:

Airbus A320 Family Cabin Partitions

AES Global, in partnership with an approved EASA POA, have developed a cabin class partition for installation in the Airbus A320 Family passenger compartment.

The cabin class partition can be fully customised according to customer demands with no limitations on dimensions and colour.

To find out more click here


April 20th,2018:

Summer Careers Fair 2018

Wednesday 25th April / 11am-3pm

Loughborough University - James France Exhibition Area

AES Global are looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s Summer Careers Fair at Loughborough University. We will be offering advice and guidance to Aeronautical and Engineering graduates that would like to develop their career within the aviation industry and to learn more about career opportunities at AES Global.

Find out more what AES Global has to offer, click here.

How to apply: Graduate Design Engineer, click here.


March 23rd, 2018:

AES Global have added further aircraft types to their retrofit solution for the Low Frequency Underwater Locator Device.

By 1st January 2019, all aircraft with a maximum take-off mass of over 45,000 kg operating over oceanic areas are to be fitted with a securely attached underwater locating device.

AES Global can now provide the engineering, LRU and kit necessary to meet this ruling for B737 NG, B737 Classic, A32X Single Aisle Family (A319, A320, A321), A330, B757, B767.

To find out more click here


November 20th, 2017:

PRESS RELEASE - (Braintree, UK – 20 November, 2017) – AESGlobal, is pleased to announce it has developed a retrofit solution for the Low Frequency Underwater Locator Device (LF-ULD) for Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

To find out more click here.


November 13th, 2017:

AESGLOBAL GAINS GCAA DESIGN ORGANISATION APPROVAL

To find out more click here.

November 12th, 2017:

Aerospace Engineering Solutions would be delighted to meet with you at Airline Economics Dublin Aviation Summit 2018.

The Dublin Aviation Summit is Airline Economics' MRO Global Exhibition & Asset Life Management conference bringing together global decision makers from leading MROs, financial sectors and Asset Managers from across the industry.

14th – 16th May 2018, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin

Come and visit us on Stand D129.

To find out more click here.