AEL Airborne

Last Update:
Thu, 29 November 2018
Trading Name: 
AEL Airborne
Parent Organisations: 
Airborne International BV
Address
Aviation Enterprises Ltd Membury Airfield , Lambourn , RG17 7TJ
West Berkshire
General Business Description: 
AEL Airborne is an engineering, design and manufacturing company specializing in composite materials. Our unique capability is to take concepts through from initial design, through prototyping, scale up and the application of automation for high volume, cost effective manufacture.

In addition to being a project partner, we also represent the capability, and products of Airborne, in the UK. Airborne wish to make composites affordable through application of automation. This can be individual process automation such as pick and place, ply sorting or automated potting of honeycomb; or bespoke end to end automation solutions for specific requirements.
Telephone: 
01488 72224
SME
CUK Member
Accreditations: 
ISO 9001
Composites Activities: 
Manufacture & Assembly
Product Design
Equipment
Research & Development
Specialism: 
Manufacture & Assembly
Composites Markets: 
Truck, Bus & Industrial
Automotive
Defence
Marine
Rail
Wave & Tidal Energy
Wind Energy
Space
Specialism: 
Truck, Bus & Industrial
Contact(s) for Public Directory: 
NameEmailPositionPhone Number
Joe Summersj.summers@airborne.comManaging Director07903 945041
Number of Sites: 
Number of UK Sites related to Composites1
Number of Non-UK Sites related to Composites0
Total Sites1

Raw Materials

Raw Materials Used: 
Epoxy Resins
Glass Fibre
Carbon Fibre
Curing Agents
Release Agents
Bagging Films & Fabrics
Foam – Rigid
Foam - Syntactic
Balsa Wood

Semifinished Materials

Semi-Finished Materials Used: 
Specialist Resin Formulations
Gel Coats
Adhesives
Woven Fabrics
Tissues & Surface Veils
Non-Crimp Fabrics
Thermoset Prepreg

Equipment / Software

Equipment Used: 
Mechanical Testing
Metrology
Cure Monitoring
Ansys
Robots
Laminating aids
Clean Room
Oven
Composite Tooling
Infusion
Surface Equipment
Mixers (e.g. for SMC/BMC)
Machining
Processes UsedProcess Type
Prepreg Hand Lay-UpOpen Mould
Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer MouldingClosed Mould
Gel CoatingPre/Post Process
Post-CurePre/Post Process
Surface FinishingPre/Post Process
Adhesive BondingPre/Post Process
Mechanical FasteningPre/Post Process
WeldingPre/Post Process
Oven/Autoclave CuringPre/Post Process
PreformingPre/Post Process
UK Employees in Composites18
UK Employees in Total21
Worldwide Employees21