Name Change of Aviation Enterprises to Airborne UK Reflects Further Integration Into Airborne Group

05 February 2019

Name Change of Aviation Enterprises to Airborne UK Reflects Further Integration Into Airborne Group

UK based Aviation Enterprises (AEL) announces the company name change to Airborne UK. AEL was acquired in 2015 by Dutch Airborne, technology leader in the digital manufacturing of advanced composite products.

The change reflects the integration of the UK company within the Airborne Group strategy, and will strengthen the customer centric approach of the group providing its customers with combined in-depth knowledge on digital manufacturing and structural design of composites.

Building on their experience with tidal turbine blades, propellers, and ship-mounted structures, Airborne UK is diversifying into new markets where the application of automation and digitalisation is needed to drive down the cost of composite components.

Airborne UK continues to offer structural engineering, tooling and fixture design, integrated design for manufacture, design for automation, prototypes, and production parts. Combined with its automation capability Airborne UK can offer the full package from concept to industrialisation.

The Group supports the close collaboration between all business units, giving Airborne UK access to the full range of automation solutions for the UK and Ireland market, including Automated Tape Laying (ATL), kitting, potting and end-to-end solutions. This change follows the Airborne Group investment in 2018 in an additional 1,000 Sqm of production space. The company's management and staff have not changed.

Joe Summers, Managing Director at Airborne UK, said, “Our renaming symbolises the intent of the Airborne Group and our joint ambitions in the UK market. We look forward to growing all aspects of the business, and are actively seeking new clients for engineering, prototyping, and automation solutions.”

Arno van Mourik, CEO of Airborne, said, “The digital agenda of the Airborne Group focuses on smart manufacturing and smart solutions in the field of advanced composites. This agenda will also support our UK customers to radically cut cost and improve their time to market drastically. To create new opportunities in the UK and Irish market for all services in our digital portfolio, a further integration of our knowledge on digital manufacturing, machine learning and the in-depth knowledge of Airborne UK in structural engineering, is of the essence.”

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