Aerospace and Aviation

Supplying blue and white collar labour to the aerospace and aviation sector

Aerospace and Aviation

Supplying blue and white collar labour to the aerospace and aviation sector

We don't have the need for search websites and have our own database of competent contractors available for temporary and permanent positions, we work with world leading Maintenance Repair organisations and with the majority of our workforce coming from within the industry we have been able to cut down on misplaced candidates and really refine the whole process.

Aerospace is the human effort in science,
engineering, and business to fly in the
atmosphere of Earth and surrounding space. 

Aerospace is the human effort in science, engineering, and business to fly in the atmosphere of Earth and surrounding space. 

Aerospace composite engineering requires extremely high attention to detail, engineers work to the strictest tolerances and are often subject to extreme regulation, from the turbine blades to the wings or interior. 

Composite engineering is one of the most rapidly growing areas of the Aerospace industry.
At the Composite Engineer we work in partnership with a variety of organisations to match great roles with great talent some of our placements from this year have been included in the section below,
Job roles within this sector span structural, stress, design, manufacturing and more. 

Job examples taken from 2020 placements

Service technician
Manufacturing engineer
Chief technology officer
NDT Operators
Lay up technician


Even though metals are extensively used to build aerospace structures, groundbreaking advances in science and technology enabled the development of many new composite materials that are pushing the boundaries of performance. The extraordinary growth in the use of advanced composites (especially fiber reinforced plastics) is justified by their impressive features and properties, such as amazing strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios, high static strength, good fatigue/damage resistance, excellent dimensional stability under a wide range of temperatures, and many others. As you can imagine, in aerospace projects, the utilization of these materials lead to lower fuel consumption (and thus, reduces the emission of greenhouse gases), improves the lifetime of the structures, reduces the maintenance costs, can provide better electromagnetic shielding, and improved corrosion resistance, to name a few.
Nowadays, there is little doubt that the widespread adoption of composite materials has completely changed the aerospace industry. In many sectors, composites already are the leading materials. Let’s take Boeing as an example! The company started using fiber reinforced plastics when developing the 707. This project had only 2 percent of its structure made of fiberglass! After the 707, each generation of new aircraft manufactured by Boeing had an increased percentage of composite material usage. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the first major commercial airplane to have a composite fuselage, composite wings, and use composites in most other airframe components. This aircraft is 80% composite by volume! By weight, the material contents are 50% composite, 20% aluminum, 15% titanium, 10% steel, and 5% is made of other materials. Each Boeing 787 Dreamliner is made with 23 tons of carbon fiber, which is used to manufacture approximately 32 tons of carbon fiber reinforced composites parts!

History shows that NASA is also a great example of research and development of composites. The agency has been using composite materials since their inception, during the ‘60s, when composite materials helped astronauts to reach the moon! At the time, NASA built Apollo 11’s heat shield from a mixture of epoxy resin and silica fibers in a fiberglass-phenolic honeycomb matrix. Fast forward a couple of decades, and the Mars missions were another milestone for the composites. The Perseverance Rover, for example, had critical parts made of composite materials and high-performance fibers. Its aeroshell (the heat shield that protected it during the descent) was made using carbon fiber cyanate ester prepreg. Other prepreg materials were also used to manufacture structural portions of the rover. The parachute’s suspension cords and parachute riser also incorporated high-performance aramid fibers.


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