Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), an aircraft design and certification specialist, has embarked on a phase of international expansion with the launch of a new office in Malaga, Spain.
Trading as AES Spain, a wholly owned subsidiary of AES, the new operation is intended to enable the business to develop new partnerships with commercial and private aviation clients across Europe, which AES said would benefit from its unrestricted level 2A Design Organisation Approval (DOA) capability.
AES Spain is located at Malaga’s business incubator technology park, BIC Euronova. The new operation has also become a member of the Andalucía Aerospace cluster of more than 60 aerospace companies based in the region, for the purpose of fostering technological developments, potential project collaboration and strengthening its international presence.
The company shared that in addition to a team of highly skilled design engineers, AES Spain has recruited two aerospace engineering graduates from the University of Malaga, as part of the company’s commitment to future-proofing its skills base.
“The launch of our new office in Malaga is testament to the support of all the AES team, shareholders, clients and partners, which has enabled us to expand our international capacity as part of the company’s strategy for growth,” said Anton Heissig, director and head of design. “We are proud to be the first DOA based in Malaga, which gives AES a solid footing in Europe and a deeper integration with our continental partners. We are also delighted to welcome new Spanish personnel on board and look forward to building partnerships within the Andalucía Aerospace cluster, which we see as a valuable network for growing our presence within the European aviation community.”
“Our new DOA Office in Malaga provides an excellent base to build the profile and capacity of AES internationally, both in civil and military aviation markets,” said Lola Lahoz, Malaga design office manager and deputy head of office of airworthiness. “BIC Euronova is the ideal environment to help AES expand its expertise in aerospace certification with current and new business sectors such as drone certification in collaboration with the Andalucia Aerospace cluster. We also aim to further develop links with Spanish universities and build a base to forge links in other Spanish speaking countries in South America.”