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Brookhouse Open New Composites Repair Facility

13 April 2001


Brookhouse Composites Ltd can now offer a dedicated composites repair facility, primarily for the aerospace industry, at its Darwen factory. Brookhouse Composites, a company within Brookhouse Holdings plc, is already approved to carry out repair and maintenance of aircraft components manufactured from composite materials for all European airlines under JAR-145. It was also the first composite manufacturing company in the UK to have gained the JAR-21 Sub Part G certification, which allows it to manufacture aircraft components, certified for acceptance in all thirty of the countries which form the Joint Aviation Authority.

The new facility greatly expands Brookhouse’s capacity for handling both long- and short-term repair projects. It is staffed by personnel with many years of experience in the aircraft repair sector and offers a range of equipment and resources to provide a rapid and professional service to the civil and military aircraft sectors.

Amongst the equipment available to the repair facility are four autoclaves, two clean rooms, portable hot bonding equipment, trimming and routing equipment and a fully equipped spray shop. There are also dedicated assembly and interchangeability areas, as well as on-site ndt services.

Mike Haworth, director of Brookhouse Composites, said, “We already have a well-earned reputation in the repair of composite flying parts. By separating the repair function from the manufacturing function and by investing in the people and the resources for this dedicated facility, we are confident that we can provide an even better service to our existing customers, while being able to offer our experience and expertise to a wide range of potential new customers.”

Brookhouse Composites Ltd, in Darwen, manufactures and repairs composite components and has particular expertise in the aerospace industry, with the capacity to handle large and complex assemblies, as well as minor details and interior trim panels and components. Brookhouse Composites Ltd is part of Brookhouse Holdings plc.

Contact Mike Haworth, Brookhouse Composites Ltd, India Mill, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 1AD UK Tel: 01254 706000






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