Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), an EASA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) provider, introduces a minor modification for portable ELT installation to address EASA’s requirements for Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) with non-rechargeable lithium batteries (NRLB), eliminating the need for STC applications.

Meeting Regulatory Requirements

EASA CAT.IDE.A.280(a) states that all aircraft with a Maximum Operational Passenger Seating Configuration (MOPSC) exceeding 19 must be equipped with at least one automatic ELT, with the provision of two for aircraft with Certificates of Airworthiness (CofA) issued before July 1, 2008. Automatic ELTs might be portable with lithium batteries as part of their design. Lithium batteries ETSO C142b non-compliant installation requires an STC application.

A Minor Modification for Maximum Impact

AES’s solution is a testament to its commitment to innovation and safety. By offering a minor modification and modification package compatible with all aircraft types, AES streamlines the compliance process. Their comprehensive solution includes engineering support, the portable ELT (Oriola) compliant with ETSO C142b, and an installation kit comprising bracketry and placards, all designed to meet NRLB installation requirements.

Benefits for Operators and Leasing Companies

The beauty of the AES solution lies in its simplicity. Operators and leasing companies can now fully comply without the STC application process. This minor modification not only ensures compliance but also offers flexibility for fleet-wide adaptations or individual aircraft adjustments in the most cost-effective manner.

Minor Modification for Portable ELTs

AES’s innovation sets a new standard in aircraft safety and regulatory compliance. To learn more about our solution and how it can benefit your operations, contact us today!

Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), a distinguished EASA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) provider, is thrilled to announce it has successfully obtained EASA-Approved Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for Boeing 737NG galley replacement.

Galley installations (or replacement galleys), whether driven by factors such as damage beyond economic repair, alternative arrangement needs, or operational requirements for new operators, are essential to aircraft functionality. Sometimes, operators require specific galley insert arrangements that are difficult or impossible to achieve through galley modification. In such cases, the only viable solution is to replace the unit. AES not only prepares the engineering but also provides the necessary parts, including any structural and electrical provisions. We go the extra mile, performing any associated changes in the cabin, particularly in the areas local to the galley if required. This ensures a seamless transition, even if a new G2 galley, for instance, is larger or smaller than the original unit.

Our latest STCs provide the perfect solution for Boeing 737NG galley replacement:

EASA STC No. 10080018 – G1 and G2 Galley Replacement
EASA STC No. 10080919 – G4 Galley Replacement
EASA STC No. 10081077 – G7 Galley Replacement

Aidan O’Leary, Director of Engineering – Ireland, comments:

“We proudly lead the way in aerospace engineering, and our latest EASA STCs for the replacement/installation of Boeing 737NG family galleys are a testament to our unwavering commitment to revolutionizing aircraft interiors. As an industry leader in certified aerospace design and engineering, AES has achieved a remarkable milestone of over 3,000 successful interior cabin modifications. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, cost-effective solutions that continuously adapt to the dynamic demands of the aviation industry.”

STC for replacement of G1 and G2 Galleys - B737NGSTC for replacement of G4 Galley - B737NGSTC for replacement of G7 Galley - B737NG

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Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), leading EASA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) provider, and Air Worthy, Italian Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO), are delighted to announce a dynamic joint venture agreement.

Under the combined expertise of AES and Air Worthy, this venture seamlessly integrates the strengths of both companies in aircraft safety, design, and modifications. By harnessing AES’s unparalleled EASA Part 21J scope of approval and drawing on Air Worthy’s unwavering commitment to continued airworthiness, we’re paving the way for a streamlined process in serving airlines and aircraft leasing companies with their aircraft modification needs.

A formalised meeting took place at Air Worthy’s office in Lodi, Italy, on 11 September 2023, where both companies came together to chart a path toward excellence in aerospace engineering services. Present were notable representatives from AES: Anton Heissig, Director and Lola Lahoz, Deputy of Head of Airworthiness, and from Air Worthy: Gabriele Brescianino, Accountable Manager, Lucia Soffientini, Continuing Airworthiness Manager, and Samantha Orsini, Customer Relationship Manager.

Samantha Orsini kicked off the meeting with an insightful presentation about Air Worthy and a comprehensive dive into Air Worthy’s history, unparalleled CAMO services, team structure, and unwavering commitment to excellence, led by Gabriele Brescianino and Lucia Soffientini.

One common thread that ran through the meeting was the shared mission of both companies – a relentless commitment to delivering high-quality services with proven integrity and attention to detail. Quality assurance is a top priority for AES and Air Worthy, a cornerstone of their partnership.

The highlight of the meeting was the vision of a partnership gearing up to offer a comprehensive CAMO+DOA “package” to their customers, delivering a one-stop solution for their aviation needs. Already taking tangible form, the first collaborative project to kick off soon, where Air Worthy will tap into AES’s DOA expertise to support Avionics modifications, exemplifying this partnership’s proactive and dynamic approach.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need DOA and CAMO services for your aircraft fleet and would like to learn more about our collaboration services.

Please join us at MRO Europe 2023. Attracting over 9,000 attendees, it is the largest event of its kind in the region and is a unique opportunity to connect with the entire aviation aftermarket. The two-day exhibition features over 450 exhibitors from around the world, representing all levels of the airline supply chain.

Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), a leading EASA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) holder will be exhibiting from 18–19 October 2023 with our industry leading technical experts on hand to discuss all your certified aerospace design and engineering requirements. Join us at MRO Europe 2023 at the RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on the Shannon Village Stand 1354.

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Welcome to AES Summer update 2023. We are thrilled to share how Aerospace Engineering Solutions, an industry leading Part 21J Design Organisation (DOA) have performed this year so far with ground-breaking expansion, growing customer base and capabilities, new additions to our team and much more!

AES Spain

Aerospace Engineering Solutions, newly launched in Spain, has marked a successful first half-year. Trading as AES Spain, the first DOA in Malaga and only the second in Andalucía has already yielded innovative solutions and established themselves as key players, focusing on cutting-edge aerospace technology and strengthening regional partnerships. Positive growth trends point to a promising future ahead. Read more here.

Supplement Type Certificates

Aerospace Engineering Solutions boasts 3000+ modifications and developed 70+ Supplemental Type Certificates (STC). Here’s a glimpse of some of the modifications and STC’s in our extensive portfolio. If you have a requirement for your fleet, don’t hesitate to contact us for further information and assistance.

EASA STC 10079922 Installation of Forward Cabin Closets for the B737NG Family. This modification installs seat track mounted underbin coat stowages to the forward left and right hand cabin area of the aircraft.

EASA STC 10080018 Replacement G1 and G2 galleys for Boeing 737NG. This change introduces a replacement galley in the G1 and G2 positions on the aircraft.

EASA STC 10080919 Replacement G4 galley for Boeing 737NG. This change introduces a replacement galley in the G4 position on the aircraft.

EASA STC 10081077 Replacement G7 galley for Boeing 737NG. This change introduces a replacement galley in the G7 position on the aircraft.

Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your B737NG aircraft! Contact our team of experts today for more information.

International Women in Engineering Day 2023

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2023 this year, our very own Lola Lahoz Nogales, Deputy of Head of Airworthiness & Design Office Manager – Spain, shares her experience and motivation within the airworthiness field as a woman and engineer in the aviation industry. Read more here.

Aircraft Lessor’s DOA Expectations

For over two decades, Aerospace Engineering Solutions has been at the forefront of supporting aircraft lessors and airlines, providing reliable, compliant, and cost-effective Part 21J design and engineering solutions, ensuring the airworthiness and safety of our customers’ aircraft. Discover how AES has been a trusted DOA partner and an essential extension of the aircraft leasing community. Read more here.

New Starters

Welcome to the AES Global team in Ireland. Cian and Aisha who will be embarking on their career journey as Graduate Design Engineers, and also Markian and Grainne as Student Design Engineers on their Co-Op/Internship placements.At AES, we foster an environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and personal growth within the aerospace engineering sector. We’re thrilled to have you join our incredible family of talented engineers. Together, we’ll achieve amazing things!

Upcoming Industry Events

In June, AES experienced great success exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, with positive feedback and recognition from industry peers. We look forward to participating in upcoming industry events and showcase our Part 21J design solutions. Click here for upcoming events!

What is an aircraft lessor and an airline looking for in an EASA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) holder such as Aerospace Engineering Solutions?

An aircraft lessor or airline typically looks for certain qualities in a DOA holder and there are many factors they consider important:

  • Compliance: The DOA holder should have a strong track record of compliance with regulatory requirements and standards set by aviation authorities. This ensures that the designs and modifications performed by the DOA meet safety and airworthiness standards.
  • Expertise and Experience: The lessor or airline will value the DOA’s expertise and experience in aircraft design, modification, and engineering solutions. A proven track record of successfully completed projects and a team of skilled professionals contribute to the DOA’s credibility.
  • Technical Capabilities: The DOA should possess the necessary technical capabilities and infrastructure to handle the lessor’s or airline’s specific requirements. This includes having appropriate design tools, software, testing facilities, and qualified personnel.
  • Flexibility and Responsiveness: The lessor or airline would prefer a DOA that can adapt to their needs and provide timely responses. Flexibility in accommodating modifications, efficient communication, and prompt delivery of design solutions are valued traits.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: While quality and compliance are crucial, the DOA’s pricing and cost-effectiveness also play a role. The lessor or airline will consider the overall value proposition, including the DOA’s pricing structure and competitiveness in the market

Ultimately, the Aircraft Lessor’s DOA expectations is to provide reliable, compliant, and cost-effective engineering solutions, ensuring the airworthiness and safety of their aircraft fleet.

Feedback from our customers is that AES meets all the above requirements and has been a trusted DOA partner, supporting aircraft lessors and airlines for over 20 years. We’re an extension of your team, offering expert assistance to help you soar higher. Contact our team today!

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International Women in Engineering Day 2023 (INWED) is a global initiative celebrated on June 23 each year, dedicated to recognising the achievements of women in engineering and inspiring the next generation of female engineers. It is a day to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality in the engineering field and to reaffirm our commitment to supporting and empowering women in this industry.

One of our outstanding employees, Lola Lahoz Nogales, Deputy of Head of Airworthiness & Design Office Manager in Spain, has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to empowering women in engineering. Her unwavering support and advocacy have significantly encouraged more women to pursue careers in the traditionally male-dominated field. Lola has catalysed positive change through mentorship programs, career development initiatives, and engaging outreach activities.

In this short video clip, part of the International Federation of Airworthiness ‘Why I chose …’ series of films, Lola shares why she chose aviation engineering for her career and how her passion for airworthiness has developed.

International Women in Engineering Day 2023 – Click here to view the film.

Exhibition trade shows are essential to us – it’s a great way to showcase our company’s services and solutions whilst meeting face-to-face with our customers, suppliers and industry experts. Learn more below to find out where we will be and to book a meeting to discuss all your Part 21J design and engineering requirements.

Air Charter Expo – London Biggin Hill
12th September 2023

Aviation Week MRO Asia-Pacific – Singapore
27th – 28th September 2023

Aviation Week MRO Europe – RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18th – 19th October 2023
Visit us on the Shannon Village Stand

European Rotors – Madrid, Spain
18th – 19th October 2023

Aviation Week MRO Middle East – Dubai World Trade Centre
5th – 6th March 2024
Visit us on Stand 1260

Aviation Week MRO Americas – Chicago, USA
9th – 11th April 2024

Aircraft Interiors Expo – Hamburg Messe, Germany
28th – 30th May 2024

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Leading aircraft design and certification specialist, Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), is powering into 2023 with the launch of a new office in Malaga, Spain, as the company embarks on a phase of international expansion.

Trading as AES Spain, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AES, the new operation will enable the business to develop new partnerships with commercial and private aviation clients across Europe, which will benefit from the unrestricted level 2A Design Organisation Approval (DOA) capability held by AES.

Located at Malaga’s state-of-the-art business incubator technology park, BIC Euronova, AES Spain is the first DOA in Malaga and only the second in Andalucía. The new operation has also become a member of the Andalucía Aerospace cluster of more than sixty aerospace companies based in the region, for the purpose of fostering technological developments, potential project collaboration and strengthening its international presence.

In addition to a team of highly skilled design engineers, AES Spain has recruited two aerospace engineering graduates from the University of Malaga, as part of the company’s commitment to future-proofing its skills base.

Speaking at the launch of AES Spain, Anton Heissig, Director and Head of Design, said:

“The launch of our new office in Malaga is testament to the support of all the AES team, shareholders, clients and partners, which has enabled us to expand our international capacity as part of the company’s strategy for growth. We are proud to be the first DOA based in Malaga, which gives AES a solid footing in Europe and a deeper integration with our continental partners.

“We are also delighted to welcome new Spanish personnel onboard and look forward to building partnerships within the Andalucía Aerospace cluster, which we see as a valuable network for growing our presence within the European aviation community.”

Lola Lahoz, Malaga Design Office Manager and Deputy Head of Office of Airworthiness, commented:

“Our new DOA Office in Malaga provides an excellent base to build the profile and capacity of AES internationally, both in civil and military aviation markets. BIC Euronova is the ideal environment to help AES expand its expertise in aerospace certification with current and new business sectors such as drone certification in collaboration with the Andalucia Aerospace cluster.

“We also aim to further develop links with Spanish universities and build a base to forge links in other Spanish speaking countries in South America.”

MRO Middle East is a two-day international exhibition, annually gathering the global airline supply chain to do business in Dubai. Co-located with Aircraft Interiors Middle East, the event is the largest of its kind in the region and enables attendees to discover the latest technology, learn from industry experts and expand their network.

Aerospace Engineering Solutions will be exhibiting from 1st – 2nd March 2023 with our industry leading technical experts on hand to discuss all your aerospace design and engineering requirements.

Join us at Aviation Week’s MRO Middle East 2023 on stand 729.

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