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Case Studies

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Design and Manufacture of EVTOL airframes to specification and time

Engaged by a leading company in the US to build 3 prototype planes (as a result of a competitive tender process) we are now building number 19. Repeat custom from an internationally recognised leader speaks volumes regarding the agility, openness and accuracy of our work in this space.

Full airframe build, inclusive of pilot seat, pylons and internals delivered on spec and on time in support of an exciting project.

"True to form in a rapid startup environment, our program has iterated at a rate atypical of what is seen in a traditional aerospace development. What has been critical to that speed of development is having suppliers that are responsive, flexible, and most importantly supportive of that rapid iterative strategy. Advanced Aerospace has been a true pleasure to partner with as our program grew from an idea into a product. They continuously and proactively communicated and would immediately raise concern if there was an issue or a decision that had to be made, often with sound engineering solutions already prepared for those conversations. AAL is not just a vendor, but a partner to their customers and has been critical to our success in meeting our program goals."

Director of Manufacturing, Kitty Hawk

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Serving Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic

When the maker of Air New Zealand’s business class seat were suddenly left without a tray table manufacturer in 2009, they trusted Advanced Aerospace to produce this vital and complex part within a short time frame.

The challenges included creating a set of manufacturing drawings, machining four sets of composite tooling, jigs and fixtures, as well as setting up dedicated work spaces for secondary bonding and post-paint assembly. We also had to master applying a water-based three-stage colour that Air New Zealand had chosen. Added to this, we produced a complete set of tray table process paperwork, including manufacturing instructions and compliance documents.

Air New Zealand were so pleased with the outcome that in 2012 they invited Advanced Aerospace to create their next generation tray - a tray which Virgin Atlantic also bought the rights to.

In 2014, Air New Zealand also commissioned us to refurbish all their 737 monuments - a complex task which involved stripping all coatings, repairing damage, repainting and reassembling.

“ The partnership between Advance Aerospace and Air New Zealand has been very successful and instrumental to the success of critical Air New Zealand projects.”

Air New Zealand

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Delivering innovative carbon fibre solutions

Advanced Aerospace also has a reputation for working at the cutting edge of carbon fibre aeronautical design. One project we were proud to be involved with was making the wings and fuselage for an experimental aircraft designed for use on helicopter pads.

This exciting project is another example of Advanced Aerospace’s ability to produce large carbon fibre structures - in this case the wings and fuselage. We achieved this by using carbon fibre prepreg with Nomex Honeycomb and PU foam cores, followed by a vacuum bag oven cure.

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Over 20 years experience delivering premium products to the super yacht market

Known as the premium brand internationally and having been in operation for over 20 years C-Quip is still going strong. C-Quip is the Marine arm of Advanced Aerospace and compliments our aerospace work by adding the 'cosmetic' touch to our quality management system.

C-Quip has a quality brand and is the chosen product for concerning owners of 40 meter boats up to mega yachts who want the best on the market.

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Material and Process testing

Advanced Aerospace has built an onsite lab to conduct M&P testing requested of our aerospace customers.

Prototyping involves a lot of experimentation, with materials and adhesives (as examples) and involved the design and manufacture of jigs and fittings to measure consistency and accuracy.

This is a critical service we offer to enable our customers to make good, informed decisions.