Aerodyn will be Exhibiting at the 2016 EVI-GTI Conference in Berlin, 27-29 September

This year, EVI-GTI and PIWG are holding a joint conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation at the Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten in Germany from  26-29th September 2016.  We are excited to announce we will be a part of it!  We will be hosting a stand from the 27th to the end of the conference.

If you haven’t already had a chance to meet with us at any of the events we have exhibited at this year and find out about how we can help you solve your instrumentation challenges, then please come along.

If you would prefer to arrange a meeting in advance, please contact Claire Gulliver at cgulliver@aerodyn.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!  Bis dann!

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Aerodyn has a brand new fully qualified OKUMA 78″ DIA Full 5-Axis VTL ….. OPEN CAPACITY AND READY FOR BUSINESS!

As part of Aerodyn’s continued growth strategy, we have recently completed the installation and qualification of our BRAND NEW 2016 HIGH CAPACITY OKUMA VTM-2000YB FULL 5-AXIS VTL at our new expanded facility in Indianapolis, IN.

See the specifications below.   This is one of the most accurate, high capacity machines in the industry! READY FOR BUSINESS!

Let us know how we can help you overcome your most difficult large capacity precision machining, fabrication and assembly challenges.

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Aerodyn to exhibit at TETS 12-15th September 2016 in Dayton, Ohio

Aerodyn is excited to announce we will be hosting a stand at the Turbine Engine Technology Symposium being held at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio 12-15th September, 2016.

The symposium is targeted at US turbine engine specialists.  With Aerodyn having three locations based in the US: Aerodyn Engineering Inc. in Indianapolis, IN, Aerodyn Testing & Technology Center in Whitestown, IN and our latest US addition of Aerodyn Engineering Inc., in Jupiter, FL, we are excited to be showcasing our products and services to the US audience.  Particularly our new Circumferential Traverse and Slip Ring demo units that drew considerable attention at the recent ASME Turbo Expo.

If you plan on attending, we will be at Booth 803.  If you would like to prearrange an appointment to come and speak with us, please contact Cameron White at cwhite@aerodyneng.com.

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BONNES NOUVELLES – Aerodyn Open New Office In Quebec, Canada

Aerodyn has recently opened a new office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as the latest phase of its continued growth plan to offer global coverage of its products and services.

Canada has an extensive aerospace industry, with Montreal in particular being internationally recognised as a major hub.

Aerodyn Canada has been incorporated to better serve its Canadian customer base, not only in Aerospace but also in the Power, Energy and Industrial markets.

b0e0b266deb8bc1c64f5652714b84898Aerodyn Canada recently exhibited at the Aerospace Innovation Forum, held 25-26th April 2016 in Montreal.  The forum was an excellent introduction of the company’s presence in Canada and the extensive capabilities it can offer to both new and existing customers.

 

 

The Montreal office is initially focused on providing Program Management, Instrumentation Design & Make, as well On-Site Support.

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Nikolas Schneider
Gabriel Perreault
Gabriel Perreault

The company is also pleased to announce the appointments of Nikolas Schneider, Program Manager and Gabriel Perreault, Design Engineer. Both, Nikolas and Gabriel are experienced in Turbomachinery Instrumentation having previously worked at different local gas turbine OEMs.

 

If you have any questions or would like to submit an enquiry to the team in Canada, please email info@aerodyn.ca

Aerodyn Exhbibits at the first ASME Turbo Expo held in Asia, June 2016

This is a year of firsts with ASME holding their first Turbo Expo in Asia, in Seoul, South Korea, but also this was the first year Aerodyn chose to exhibit at the ASME Turbo Expo.  This proved to be a great decision for both parties.  The expo was incredibly busy all week with people queuing at the Aerodyn stand each and every day!

Claire Gulliver (Marketing Manager), Mark Ferguson (Business Development Manager) and Chris Claypole (Managing Director) represented the global Aerodyn business that week.  There was a lot of interest in all our products and services and customers were excited to hear about our growing global presence, now having facilities in not only Indiana in the US and Derby in the UK, but also Florida in the US and Montreal in Canada.

At the expo we had a number of interesting discussions, which have since resulted in some exciting enquiries and opportunities.  We would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit the Aerodyn stand and we look forward to supporting both existing and new customers in the future.

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Aerodyn Engineering Inc. appoints Executive VP Ken Clodfelter

Ken Clodfelter, Executive Vice President
Ken Clodfelter, Executive Vice President

Aerodyn Engineering Inc. is pleased to announce that Ken Clodfelter has joined our team in Indianapolis as Executive Vice President.  Ken’s role will be to manage the business development teams in the US, Canada and UK, in order to conquer a global strategy to our business capabilities.

Ken brings to Aerodyn 35 years of progressive leadership experience in Aerospace Engineering, Operations, Program Management and Business Development.  He has spent a career developing high tech products and working on large complex projects across the aerospace, aviation, defense, bio-medical, nuclear and commercial industries.

Ken has spent the majority of his career working for GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and DRS Technologies.  This has enabled him to work with industry leaders like NASA, USAF, Missile Defense Agency, Rolls Royce, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Honeywell, Smith & Nephew, Beckman Coulter and many others.  Ken’s experience comes from developing products on programs like: Space Shuttle Rocket Engines for NASA, Russian Rocket Engines (RD-180) for USAF & LM, F-35 Fighter Aircraft engines, both the F135 and F136 Jet Engines for Pratt & Whitney and GE Aviation, Mobile Missile Launcher for the Missile Defense Agency, Thermal Management Systems for Raytheon’s Cobra Judy Radar to name a few.

Ken has broad experience in every phase of the Component, Engine and Aircraft Product Life Cycle, from concept through proposal, including product development, qualification, certification and after-market support.  His technical and business acumen will allow Ken to provide global leadership support across all of Aerodyn’s divisions as we grow.

Ken earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and has attended postgraduate education at the University of Florida. He achieved his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training from GE Aviation, and has attended numerous executive leadership training courses throughout his career.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ken to the Aerodyn family!

Aerodyn Supports Flight Test Program in Brazil

Instrumentation Technicians from both Aerodyn Engineering Inc. in the USA and Aerodyn Ltd in the UK have been collaborating to provide Flight Test Instrumentation support for a customer in Brazil, since 18th April 2016.

 

Dave Lough, Aerodyn Ltd, UK
Dave Lough, Aerodyn Ltd, UK
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Nathan Huntzinger, Aerodyn Engineering Inc., USA

The customer was overwhelmingly pleased with the efforts of Team 1 (Nathan Huntzinger from the USA and Dave Lough from the UK, pictured below) having successfully performed their duties, while in a completely new and foreign environment, with only remote assistance from the customer technical lead.

 

As further testament to the team’s capabilities, the requisite training at the customer’s facility was reduced from 3 days to 2 based upon the knowledge and skills demonstrated.

 

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Nathan Cooke, Aerodyn Ltd, UK
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Eric Schrontz, Aerodyn Engineering Inc., USA

Team 2 (Eric Shrontz from the USA and Nathan Cooke from the UK, pictured left) have just arrived in Brazil to relieve Team 1 and continue the support work.

This flight test program is contracted to the end of 2016 and is expected to continue well into next year, with Team 1 and Team 2 alternating every 4 weeks to be replaced by a Team 3 and Team 4 in August until the program ends.  This involves a lot of work away from home so Aerodyn is extremely proud and grateful for the dedication and flexibility of the technicians involved.

Aerodyn Ltd Appoints Company Management Accountant, Andy Haskard FCCA

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Andy Haskard, FCCA

Andy Haskard started with Aerodyn Ltd on Monday 11th April, 2016 as the company Management Accountant.  Andy is a fully qualified Certified Accountant with 26 years of experience.  Throughout his career, Andy has worked for accountancy practices in Derby and Nottingham, during which time he was involved with providing a full range of services for a diverse range of clients, from bookkeeping to external audit work.

Before joining Aerodyn Ltd, Andy was employed as an Audit Senior for a Derby-based practice, specialising in the charity sector, but also with responsibility for various SMEs including 3 companies operating in the conveyor belt industry.

In addition to Andy’s accountancy skills, he is also a keen runner. He runs with a local club and often enters events up to half-marathon distance.

We at Aerodyn Ltd look forward to Andy utilising his skills and experience to develop the accounts function as the company grows.

Aerodyn Canada Exhibits at the Aerospace Innovation Forum 25-26th April 2016

Last week Graziano Chila and Biagio Spagnoletti, of our Canada facility and Mark Ferguson, of our UK facility, attended the Aerospace Innovation Forum from the 25th to 26th April 2016 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.

We were excited to ‘step out’ and introduce the recently incorporated Aerodyn Canada to the local aerospace industry.  The Premier of Quebec even made a brief appearance!

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We had a number of visitors to the stand with some interesting and exciting enquiries.  The main focus being on design support, rakes & probes and traverse systems.  We look forward to developing relationships with these new customers in Canada over the coming months.

Commiserations and Congratulations to Allenton United Eagles U9s

After getting through to the quarter-finals alongside another eight U9 teams from the Derby area, the Allenton United Eagles unfortunately were not successful in making the semi-finals, losing against Ashbourne Aztecs Juniors 3-1 when they met on Sunday 17th April.  The Eagles, however, fought heroically till the end, particularly Harley the goalkeeper, who was injured during the match but carried on playing!

As official sponsors of the team for the 2015/2016 season, Aerodyn is extremely proud of the boys’ success in making it so far!