The aerospace industry is one of the largest users of composite materials. General aviation and space crafts all use a substantial amount of composites both inside and out. The aerospace industry is also constantly on the lookout for weight-saving components and composites are the perfect solution without compromising on strength. Entering the aerospace industry has developed PCT’s capability and opened up a significant revenue stream in an area we have not previously operated in.
Currently PCT have won a contract to manufacture honeycomb core kits for the prestigious Airbus A380 platform. Having gained entry into the exclusive suppliers list for Airbus we will now be able to use our expertise to produce honeycomb core work packages for other platforms and significantly grow this area of our aerospace business.
Manufacturing honeycomb cores is just the start for PCT’s aerospace division. As a next step we are planning to work with our customers to further develop the capabilities required to move into more complex areas of manufacture such as stabilised cores and composite layup.
PCT have made significant investment into specialist equipment such as CMM measuring equipment, autoclaves, and Non-Destructive Test (NDT) equipment. Coupled to this is an aggressive investment plan that is aligned to our growth strategy which will ultimately accumulate in a dedicated 10,000 m2 aerospace production facility.