Aerospace and Defence
The Aerospace and Defence industry plays a pivotal role in our society, spanning everything from commercial aviation and tourism to national defence, and much more in between.
At BES Group, our comprehensive risk management services empower Aerospace and Defence organisations to operate with unwavering efficiency. Our team of experts meticulously assess and mitigate risks, ensuring complete regulatory compliance. We offer a wide range of services, from conducting thorough inspections to implementing advanced quality management systems to keep our customers safe and their operations running smoothly.
Explore our expert services
From statutory inspections to maintain regulatory compliance, through to testing consultancy to ensure your manufacturing processes and equipment are in line with the most stringent industry regulations, our entire team at BES Group are here to support you.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
Eddy Current Testing
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
Positive Material Identification
Specialist Access Support
Heavy Lifting Solutions
Empowering Aerospace and Defence excellence with our end-to-end solutions
We can provide a suite of comprehensive inspection services for the Aerospace and Defence industry, covering a wide range of assets and applications.
Pressure System Inspections: We’re equipped to inspect compressed air systems, boilers, and ancillary equipment used in aerospace manufacturing, ensuring they comply with relevant regulations and operate safely.
LOLER Asset Inspections: We can carry out thorough LOLER inspections for gantries, aircraft steps, conveyor systems, moving walkways, lifts, escalators, and scaffolding towers, ensuring they meet the requirements for lifting operations.
PUWER Inspections: We conduct regular PUWER inspections for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) harnesses and fall arrest equipment, ensuring they are in good working condition and meet safety standards. We can also offer inspection services for general PPE, including safety helmets, gloves, safety shoes, and high-visibility clothing, ensuring they provide adequate protection for workers.
At BES Group, we have a long and distinguished history of supporting the Aerospace and Defence industry with our suite of Asset Reliability services, providing a wide range of solutions that have been instrumental in critical applications.
Here are just some of the services we can provide to enhance your operations:
Load monitoring systems: We build and supply load monitoring systems, including load cells, for maritime and aerospace applications, including ship lifts for maritime servicing, ensuring accurate and reliable measurement.
Direct strain gauging: We offer direct strain gauging services for critical components, with a proven track record in the aerospace industry. We work closely with manufacturers to supply high-precision sensors and strain gauging solutions for aircraft components.
Helicopter blade matching towers: We provide equipment and telemetry systems for pre-balancing helicopter blades to ensure optimal performance and safety.
Film force sensors: We support multiple leading suppliers of film force sensors, providing innovative solutions for various applications.
High-integrity load cells for ship to shore cranes: We can supply high-integrity load cells for ship-to-shore cranes, minimising downtime and ensuring safe operation.
Structural fatigue sensors for rapid deployable bridges: We have developed sensors for rapid deployable bridges, incorporating structural fatigue sensors for reliable performance under demanding conditions.
Non-Destructive Testing and Consultancy (TechCon)
We offer a comprehensive range of testing services for the Aerospace and Defence industry, ensuring the safety and integrity of critical assets. We can support you with:
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Regular NDT for Pressure Systems: We conduct NDT inspections for pressure systems every 5 and 10 years, using ultrasonic scanning technology to measure material thickness and ensure components are not worn away or damaged.
Thorough Examinations: For 10-year inspections, we undertake a complete strip-down of vessels for a thorough examination, using advanced NDT methods to identify any potential defects or weaknesses.
Positive Material Identification (PMI):
We conduct PMI testing of every batch of material used for pressure systems, ensuring its composition and properties match the specified requirements. We can also conduct PMI testing on a regular basis to monitor material quality and identify any potential issues early on.
Global Conformity Assessments for Machinery and Pressure Equipment:
We provide global conformity assessments for machinery and pressure equipment, leading to CE and UK CE marking, allowing equipment to be safely introduced into the market.
We can support with the introduction of new equipment into service by conducting weld reviews, producing weld procedures, and verifying welder competency. We also conduct welder testing to ensure that your welders’ skills and expertise meet the required standards, either as part of routine inspections or in conjunction with global conformity assessments.Get in touch to find out more!
At BES Group, we can provide end-to-end electrical solutions for the Aerospace and Defence industry, including airports, offices, manufacturing sites, and more.
At BES Group, we’re specialists in supplying our expert electrical solutions for a robust maintenance programme, including:
- Fixed wire testing
- PAT testing for electrical assets
- Emergency light solutions. Whether you’re after design, testing, or repair, we can help to ensure an optimal safety environment.
As your trusted advisor, we can safeguard your aerospace and defence operations from potential electrical hazards, creating a secure and compliant environment for your personnel and equipment. Our expertise ensures that your electrical systems are designed, tested, and maintained to the highest standards, minimising the risk of downtime and ensuring safety.Get in touch to find out more!
Equipment and infrastructure
We can provide a range of statutory inspections in line with PUWER, LOLER, and PSSR, covering everything from boilers and lifts to electrical systems, and much more in between. Working in partnership with our customers, we ensure that critical assets within the Aerospace and Defence industry are maintained for complete safety and regulatory compliance.
Just some of the assets and infrastructure we can inspect that fall under PUWER, include:
- Aircraft Lifting Jacks
- Terminal Seating
- Hangar Doors and Roller Shutter Doors
- Aircraft Towing Vehicles
- Bus Doors
- Telescopic Handlers
Examples of the equipment that fall under LOLER that we can inspect, such as:
- Hangar Cranes
- All Ground Equipment
- Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)
We can also inspect items under PSSR, for example:
- Pressurised Aircraft Spray Equipment
Did you know...
of aerospace and defence companies in the UK have experienced non-statutory compliance issues in the past three years, according to a report by the UK Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)
of aviation accidents in 2022 were caused by mechanical failure, according to the Aviation Safety Network.
improvement notices and 27 prohibition notices were issued out of the 1,999 inspections of aerospace and defence organisations carried out by the HSE in 2021.
Why choose us?
End-to-end risk management
We can save you the trouble of having multiple contracts for your essential inspection and servicing schedules with our complete end-to-end risk management service.
35,000 satisfied customers
We've built a strong reputation for providing exceptional service to over 35,000 satisfied customers from diverse industries. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction has resulted in long-standing partnerships and unwavering trust.
BES Group's service offering for this sector is here to help ensure the safety of your workers and equipment.
Our team of specialists can help you to reduce downtime in your daily operations with our expert service.
With our experience in the industry, BES Group can help to ensure your machinery and equipment are in the best possible condition, boosting production and efficiency in your system.
800+ expert engineers
Our team of over 800 skilled engineers possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a range of disciplines. Their deep understanding of your equipment and operating conditions ensures that they deliver proactive solutions that optimise asset performance and minimise downtime
A legacy of 160+ years of experience
With over 160 years of experience in the industry, we've witnessed the evolution of industry practices and have adapted our approach to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. Our deep understanding of asset management, compliance and predictive technologies enables us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive operational excellence.