Big news for the ACS Group! We have acquired a building in Brisbane, Australia and started the process of transforming it into Rotor-Tech International Australia! This 21,500 sq/ft facility is conveniently located beside the Brisbane International Airport. This facility will follow the ACS Group standard and be converted into a state-of-the-art Rotor Blade Repair facility. Due to the challenges of Covid, the project had a later start than anticipated, but we are aiming to be operational in Fall of 2021!
The ACS Group has recently expanded our repair capabilities to now include repairs for Airbus EC155 Main Rotor Blades. The first set of EC155 blades repaired by our California facility, Rotor-Tech, have dual release certification and are now completed and ready to fly!
ACS welcomes to the team executive-level VP's of Sales with a combined 35 years of aviation experience, Tim Starn and Justin Barnett.
As the world faced COVID-19 challenges throughout 2020, ACS is grateful to be starting 2021 with steady growth and increased demands in providing our innovative rotor blade repair services to the helicopter industry. With our focus remaining on total customer satisfaction and keeping pace with these demands, Advanced Composite Structures has been investing its efforts into creating a strong, experienced team of key employees.
ACS is proud to announce the appointment of Nick Mair as CEO and Nick Hall as CCO of Advanced Composite Structures.
It is official! Rotor-Tech, part of the ACS Group, has received their EASA certification! Congratulations team on the hard work and dedication that went into receiving this accreditation.
Exciting times ahead as we look to providing EU operators with our world class rotor blade repairs.
Rotor-Tech, part of the ACS, Group has received EASA notice of Acceptance of Application and are anxiously awaiting to receive official EASA Certification in the very near future.
“We are excited that we will now be in a position to offer our worldwide customers EASA dual release for our rotor blade repair services “ Ernesto Luna, QA Manager of Rotor-Tech, part of the ACS Group
“This is such a huge, positive movement for Rotor-Tech to provide its world class repair services to the EU operators so they can gain all the economic benefits we have to offer; highest quality repairs, unbeatable turnaround time and cost-effective pricing” Herman Bevelhimer, General Manager of Rotor-Tech, part of the ACS Group.
ACS Canada and Rotor-Tech are now fully supporting Hawk Rotor Blade repairs through our engineering capabilities as we operate in accordance with TCCA DAO (Design Approval Organization). ACS Canada successfully completed the Repair Design development for leading edge strip replacements for the tip cap, anhedral splice and supplemental for the Blackhawk “Mike” blade and is currently performing replacements for these leading edge details.
“We are now capable to fully refurbish the “M” model Blackhawk main rotor blades, adding to our Hawk Program “L” model main & tail rotor blade capability" - Bruce Anning VP of Technical Operations ACS Canada. “With our great success of the military “Hawk” program we are excited about the civil aviation market for aircraft like the S70 Firehawk and S92 where we can leverage our technology/methodology into that market segment.”
ACS Canada can now carry out destructive testing to substantiate materials and processes in Composite bonding applications
ACS Canada made a major investment in enhancing its current 3D Scanning capabilities with the acquisition of a large volume laser scanner