AERO-K IS DEVOTED TO PRECISION
Since 1984, Aero-K, Inc. has been providing high-quality contract precision machining and value-added assemblies to the aerospace, medical and energy-generating industries. We pride ourselves on creating long term and trusted relationships with our clients. From prototypes, pre-production units and large production runs, Aero-K can assist with all stages of the contract manufacturing process.
DEVOTED TO PRECISION
For over 25 years, aviation and aerospace customers have entrusted Aero-K with their critical manufacturing and assembly programs involving complex hydraulic fluid control systems, sireframe structures, and MRO support products and services. Aero-K is proud of its long history as a go-to trusted partner for our customer’s new strategic initiatives. For Aero-K to succeed in meeting the challenges of this constantly evolving marketplace, we maintain the highest standards of quality demanded. The Aviation and Aerospace industries maintain the toughest quality standards of any business. Aero-K understands the importance of continuous investment in both it’s people and in stat-fo-the-art 3- and 5-asix milling and lathing centers to support its goal as the preferred choice of the industry’s most recognized customers.
GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED QUALITY
Through our IS0 9001:2008 and AS9100C certification, Aero-K is globally recognized as being committed to establishing strong customer networks and attaining the highest levels of quality and service. To this end, we continually strive to improve our quality, capabilities, and delivery performance through our investment in our people, CNC workstations, quality assurance assets, and computer-aided design and manufacturing programs. Boeing has awarded Aero-K the distinction of its Gold and Silver Supplier designation for multiple consecutive years of delivering superior quality and service. This honor is granted to just the top 3% of Boeing’s supply chain.
PMA, PARTS MANUFACTURER APPROVAL
In concert with the FAA, Aero-K has attained PMA authority to produce spares and repair parts to support commercial operations. This designation reflects the high standard Aero-K has for quality and responsiveness, and has resulted in improved availability and reduced costs for commecial customers.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REPAIR STATION, #A7KR427K
INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGISTERED, ITAR U.S.
State Department regulations for export control of military and commercial aviation products, services, and proprietary information.
SECURE DIGITAL PRODUCT EXCHANGE
Boeing requirement for the secure electronic transfer and engineering configuration control of customer-supplied digital product information and models.
Aero-K’s success has evolved from contract manufacturing of precision aviation and aerospace components to becoming a solutions provider to help our customers achieve their broader business’ goals. Our customers have trusted Aero-K with their most critical and strategic programs, recognized as some of the most technologically-demanding and sophisticated machined components to produce:
• Hydraulic fluid control system manifolds, valves, and barrels
• Airframe and structural components
• Air refueling nozzles, valves, gimbals, recoil assemblies
Aero-K is constantly reinvesting in state-of-the-art multi-axis milling and lathing centers. To support its promise to deliver the highest precision components in one of the most challenging industries, Aero-K maintains a business goal that the average age of all its CNC machine tools be younger than 3 years. A current roster of the CNC multi-axis mills and lathes and their capabilities can be made available upon request.
Located in Southern California, Aero-K maintains a strong partner-network with the most established and recognized raw materials and AS9100- and NADCAP-certified metal-finishing processors serving the aviation and aerospace industry. Naturally, Aero-K utilizes CATIA, industry-recognized CAD programs, and electronic Coordinate Measurement equipment necessary to manufacture aviation and aerospace products exactly to the customer’s design requirements.
MRO – MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL
Aero-K works closely with its military and commercial customers to support their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations to eliminate time loss for any grounded aircraft. Aero-K’s unique combination of 3- and 5-axis machining equipment and its assembly and testing experience enable Aero-K to rapidly respond to the servicing of a wide-variety of complex aircraft hydraulic control and fuel flow systems.
Aero-K is proud to manage the MRO support of a key US Air Force fleet of air refueling aircraft, providing mission-critical MRO servicing of air refueling nozzles, fuel booms, and their guidance control systems. Aero-K not only services and overhauls these systems but also precision manufactures brand new components and constructs entirely new assemblies as well.
Aero-K also holds Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) for many repair and auxiliary commercial aircraft items, further enabling quick response to commercial aircraft customer’s logistic support networks.
QUALITY & RESPONSIVENESS TO MAKE A CUSTOMER'S
CRITICAL NEW PROGRAM A SUCCESS
Challenge: Northrop-Grumman was seeking qualified suppliers for their pilot Automated Fuselage Assembly program, to vastly improve production serving the Boeing 747 program
Solution: Aero-K became their first approved supplier to support this successful program. Our efforts helped to greatly reduce fuselage assembly times.
SUPERIOR EFFICIENCY AND RESOURCEFULNESS
Challenge: Parker-Hannifin Hydraulics Division was challenged by their customer to support a 25% increase in deliveries of high-performance slat- and flap-actuator components.
Solution: Aero-K cut lead times from 26 weeks to four weeks by implementing radical lean-manufacturing techniques such as one-piece throughput, moving multi-axis manufacturing centers and instituting kanbans. Despite seven outside processing steps, Aero-K realigned its supply chain to surpass the customer’s goals.
IMPROVED LEAD TIMES AND OUTPUT
Challenge: The US Air Force’s KC-10 and KC-135 programs were experiencing stifling lead times from their suppliers for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the mid-air Refueling Extender Boom assembly.
Solution: As soon as Aero-K took over operations, output increased on the critical and complex Nozzle Assembly from eight per year to 40! The client also experienced higher-quality products and less in-field repairs. Leveraging our certified Air Repair Station Quality Certification, Aero-K has since been entrusted with all major components of the Extender Refueling Boom assembly.
Copies of our current certification can be downloaded for your review.
This section of the site is under construction, but it will be an integral password-protected communication portal with our customers so that they may:
• Receive production status of their purchase orders
• Add new orders or make changes to existing ones
• Synchronize digitally-defined order requirements, such as sending CAD files, or submitting electronic bids
• Manage administrative and quality assurance communications
The “My Aero-K” tool will help Aero-K build stronger and closer relationships with our customers and partners
We would very much like to hear from you and to continue a dialogue to see how Aero-K may be a fit with your business’ goals. Please use the form below to contact our sales team. If you have a quotation for a part number or component you would like Aero-K to bid, then use the form below and use the upload function to attach your drawings, specifications, and other ordering data Aero-K can also handle your digitally-defined product ordering data, in the form of datasets or CAD models. Please use the form below and indicate that you would like to forward ordering data and models in digital form, and we will arrange to provide you instructions to sync your data with our system.
You can also contact our executive and sales teams directly
Robert Krusic, President