Optimised composite materials for challenging environments
From design concept to high volume automated manufacture
Demonstrating life cycle cost benefits of composites
Design, Build, Automate
AEL was founded in 1995 on an airfield site approximately 80 miles west of London. Originally specialized in composite processes such as prepreg, infusion and wet lay-up for new and MRO parts in aerospace, the company has since expanded significantly into renewables and industrial markets. In January 2016 AEL was acquired by Dutch composite technology leaders Airborne. AEL is a key part of the Airborne Group, providing world leading expertise and IP in areas such as sub-sea composites structures. AEL offers a single source from customer concept through structural design, prototyping, testing, tooling, manufacture and certification.
Dedicated clean room for lamination
Large Prepreg storage capacity
10m CNC prepreg and dry cloth cutting table
3 axis CNC Router for pattern production
Machine shop and metal fabrication
Large(10x3x2m) and small multi-zone curing ovens
Large versatile assembly area
Finishing bay for painting and coating
Controlled stores for full material and part traceability
AEL is ISO 9001 approved and as such has all the necessary production and quality systems in place for component manufacture. We perform ‘Traveller’ testing for all our production parts with calibrated equipment, to ensure consistent quality.