AEM Invests in High-Pressure, High-Flow Hydraulic Test Stand

Monday, October 9, 2017

Contact: Tina Suckling, +44 1279 682311, tina.suckling@ametek.com

AEM Invests in High-Pressure, High-Flow Hydraulic Test Stand

STANSTED AIRPORT, ESSEX - AEM Limited, a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, has installed a new semi-automated Testek hydraulic test stand at its Ramsgate, Kent, facility in the United Kingdom.

The hydraulic test station offers AEM a wide-ranging capability to test a variety of hydraulic units, including pumps, motors, transfer units, valves, controls, actuators, servo valves, servo actuators and flight controls.
It has four independently controlled manifolds and can meet unit requirements up to 5,000 psig and 42 gpm. The pump motor test station is capable of up to 4,000 psig and 50 gpm.

“The high-pressure, high-flow test stand represents a significant step change in hydraulics capability for AEM. The test stand allows us to provide a wider service offering to our customers. Our investment in it underpins AEM’s growth aspirations, as well as our commitment to be the first choice for MRO.” comments Andy Wheeler, Commercial Director for AEM.

About AEM Limited
AEM Limited is among the largest independent aviation overhaul and repair facilities in Europe. Established in 1959, AEM provides accessory maintenance services for over 5,000 components from a variety of aircraft systems. It supports regional and international airlines, helicopter operators and airframe manufacturers from three UK-based facilities: Stansted Airport, Essex; Ramsgate, Kent; and Luton Airport, Bedfordshire. In addition to holding FAA and EASA approvals, AEM is an authorised repair station for Advanced Industries, Aeromedic, Astronics/DME Corporation, Eastern Aero Marine, KGS Electronics, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Safran Power, Tactair Fluid Controls, UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors, WINSLOW ® LifeRaft Company and Woodward HRT.

About AMETEK MRO
AMETEK MRO is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense and a global provider of repair and overhaul services for commercial, regional, general aviation and rotor-wing aircraft. Its operations are FAA, EASA, CAAC and CAAS approved. AMETEK MRO consists of AEM, Aeromedic, Ameron, AMETEK MRO Florida, AMETEK Singapore, Antavia, Avtech Avionics & Instruments, B&S Aircraft, Drake Air, Muirhead Avionics and Southern Aeroparts.

AMETEK MRO’s capabilities include avionic, electromechanical, electronic, fluid systems, hydraulic, oxygen, pneumatic and safety equipment components. AMETEK MRO also provides on-board first aid and medical kits and therapeutic oxygen. More information on AMETEK MRO can be found at www.ametekmro.com  

AMETEK Aerospace and Defense is a division of AMETEK Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $4 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887, USA, tel: +1 978 988 4639, aerosales@ametek.com, www.ametekaerodefense.com.