Aircraft design and certification specialist, Aerospace Engineering Solutions (AES), has opened an office in Malaga, Spain, as the company embarks on a phase of international expansion. The office adds to the company’s sites in Essex, UK and Co.Clare, Ireland.
The Malaga operation will trade as AES Spain, a wholly owned subsidiary of AES, and is intended to enable the business to develop new partnerships with commercial and private aviation clients across Europe, using its unrestricted level 2A Design Organisation Approval (DOA) capability as a selling point.
Located at BIC Euronova, Malaga’s business incubator technology park, AES Spain is the first DOA in Malaga and the second in Andalucía. 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 office will be used by a team of design engineers, as well as two aerospace engineering graduates recruited from the University of Malaga, as part of the company’s strategy to future-proof its skills base. The company is aiming to further develop links with Spanish universities and build a base to forge links with Spanish-speaking countries in South America.