Turning Concepts into Hard Reality

The Design team has broad experience in the design of light to medium mechanical engineering projects, including


  • Environmental containers for aircraft stores
  • Weapon integration projects for military aircraft
  • Handling equipment for heavy airborne stores
  • CBRN Protection Systems for ships, buildings and mail handling
  • Installation Kits for Military vehicles

The Design team is also experienced in successfully bringing revolutionary new ideas to commercial reality, including

  • self-contained water purification systems for humanitarian relief
  • energy from waste incineration
  • continuous power systems

The Design Office CAD systems are supported with ANSYS Finite Element Analysis and ANSYS CFX Computational Fluid Dynamics software enabling an accurate prediction of product performance to be made during design.
From design, our on-site prototyping workshop produces working prototypes and experimental equipment.


Product Development

Portsmouth Aviation has a long history of developing complex systems to the very high standards demanded by the Ministry of Defence and major prime Contractors, such as Raytheon, BAES and MBDA on a number of major defence programmes. The Company also has many years experience of undertaking the integration and clearance of stores for service on military aircraft. We have considerable expertise and experience in the administration and conduct of trials, with skilled, in house, integration and trials staff.


Support & Post Design Services (PDS)

Portsmouth Aviation administers Support and Post Design Service contracts for the UK MoD for both our equipment as well as equipment designed by other companies. Our teams are experienced in all aspects of Safety Management including the design and production of safety cases.