Atkins has been delivering aerospace engineering solutions for over 15 years. Our broad capability, extensive experience and commitment to technical excellence helps our clients manufacture market-leading aircraft.
Aerospace is a technically-dynamic, international sector. Environmental sustainability, ageing fleets, air traffic growth and safety are all challenges driving the sector to push the boundaries of aerospace engineering.
Since the first manned flight more than 100 years ago, the pace of aerospace engineering innovation has been rapid. Today, that pace shows no sign of abating.
Air traffic grows in proportion to GDP and our ability to travel increasingly underpins the global economy. Yet, simultaneously, oil reserves are diminishing and our understanding of environmental sustainability is growing. Today’s aerospace engineers are designing safer, lighter and more fuel efficient aircraft.
In addition to the speed of technical innovation, the operational face of the aerospace industry has changed. Aerospace is now a truly international industry, with customers, supply chains and manufacturing operations all working across geographically-disparate locations on increasingly complex development programmes.
Effective delivery in this arena requires an in-depth understanding of technical integration issues, agility (such as the ability to mobilise skilled teams quickly), effective integrated working processes, and a commitment to developing strong client partnerships.
At Atkins we seek to provide our clients with the technical solutions they need to keep their products at the forefront of aerospace engineering, coupled with a delivery model designed to respond to the requirements of a truly international sector.
We have dedicated aerospace offices across the UK; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Seattle (Kirkland), US; and Bangalore, India.
Please visit our areas of expertise page for more information on our cutting-edge composites work, broad technical capability and international delivery model.
Atkins offers high quality technical capability coupled with effective project and programme management. We specialise in delivering ‘whole package’ solutions on time and to budget.
The following summarises our core technical areas of expertise and our delivery model:
- Lightweight metal structures
- Mechanical systems
- Aeroengine components
- Air and fluid systems
- Interface management
- Manufacturing engineering
Systems engineering capability
- Fuel systems
- Landing gear systems
Technical excellence at the forefront of aerospace engineering
Atkins offers its clients broad aerospace engineering capability and extensive experience. Employing over 650 qualified aerospace engineers and accredited to AS9100 Rev C, we are dedicated to providing consistently high quality aerospace engineering solutions.
We are working on a range of advanced carbon fibre reinforced plastics research programmes and have extensive experience of working on composite-rich aircraft development programmes. To find out more about our composites expertise click here.
Local delivery, international reach
Atkins has a number of dedicated aerospace locations around the world, allowing us to utilise the optimal experience, capability and resource required to deliver projects, while simultaneously ensuring we remain close to our clients.
Our engineers work in an integrated manner across our offices, which means wherever the engineers on your project are working from, the quality and service you receive, and your local Atkins contact, remains the same.
Structural analysis capability
- Static stress analysis
- Vibration and impact analysis
- Fatigue and damage tolerance
- Finite element analysis
- Qualification and certification
- Testing support
- Materials and processes
Atkins is experienced in using the following IT tools:
- CAD – CATIA V4/5, Unigraphix NX
- CAE – MSC/Patran, MSC/Nastran, HyperMesh, ESACRACK, ABAQUS, SC03, DYNA3D, Mathcad, ISAMI, LAP
- Automation – Visual Basic, Fortran, Python
- CAD interfaces and secure data links
Whole work package solutions
Atkins specialises in delivering total solutions on fixed price packages of work. Through effective project management and efficient use of our international resources, we help you to manage and deliver complex programmes and minimise your risk.
For more information on our work and experience in this sector please contact:
UK & Europe