Swift Aircraft has recently won a substantial order for spares for the Royal Bahraini Airforce to support their Defence Force Slingsby T67 Firefly training fleet. We are also poised to provide extended services to all T67 Firefly aircraft once the pending Part 21 J Design Organisation Authority (DOA) certification is granted by the CAA. The motivation behind this is for Swift Aircraft to provide certified alternatives to some of the current parts, which are either no longer available or are based on manufacturing methodologies that are very difficult to source.
In 2019, Swift Aircraft adopted support for the Slingsby Firefly T67 following the revocation of the Type Certification. The company now holds all of the relevant design information, moulds and jigs and has helped T67 owners to continue to operate their aircraft. More...
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figure of national pride and a symbol of stability as she guided the UK through extraordinary times with
unwavering commitment. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and thank her for her
lifetime of service. We join the country in mourning and will close all companies within Swift Technology
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Swift Technology Group has the privilege of being involved in a game-changing aviation project with Aeralis.
Swift Aircraft is assisting with digital design and model-based engineering to test their brand-new British military aircraft. While AMEL has produced full-scale mockups using composite manufacturing, using similar techniques to the eventual production aircraft.
Aeralis is solving issues faced by air forces for generations challenged with operating a mix of single point aircraft designs, by offering a modular design jet aircraft reconfigurable to cover a variety of roles including operational training, basic jet training, aerobatics and light combat. Many of the Swift Group’s missions are aligned with Aeralis, and it’s been fantastic to work with another British aviation company whose aims are similar.
Talking about the initial two mock-ups, which took AMEL only months to produce from start to finish including CAD modelling, tooling, final production and wrapping, Aeralis describe how visitors to their stand at DIMDEX 2022 last month were wowed by the replicas, with many visitors wanting selfies with the aircraft!
AERALIS were themselves captivated when they saw the finished models for the first time.
"We are immensely impressed by Swift's professional commitment and ability to deliver these mock-ups to a very high standard in short time-scales. We are very excited to continue working with Swift as part of the next phase of the AERALIS programme." Tristan Crawford, CEO AERALIS.
The video below is a short compilation of the mock-up production, this video was taken at Swift’s impressive facilities on the former RAF Coltishall site, with Swift Aircraft and AMEL personnel hard at work through design and manufacture. It’s a great snippet of one of the amazing projects we are involved in - we are incredibly proud of our part in this venture so far and already working with AERALIS in the next phase of development.