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Striding Ahead With Cross-Sector Innovations

Striding Ahead With Cross-Sector Innovations

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SOURCE: Pete Gunson, LinkedIn.

The maintenance, repair and overhaul of luxury transportation is a rapidly growing market, with more manufacturers across aviation, automotive and marine sectors finding value in their MRO partners. As new materials emerge and technologies advance, being able to repair, rather than replace, is becoming ever more favourable.

Many MRO organisations specialise in one field of transportation yet this kind of partnership could result in lost opportunities and increased expenditure. Having operated in the aviation sector for over eighteen years, the PPA Group understands the need to share innovations throughout the industry, regardless of specific type of transportation.

Giant leaps in technological advancements are being identified and implemented in the aeronautical sector and many of these developments could revolutionise the manufacturing processes in the automotive sector. Due to the extensive and stringent regulations within the aviation industry, greater investment is made into research and development, resulting in the emergence of increasingly lightweight and hardwearing materials.

As a MRO specialist operating across multiple transportation sectors, the PPA Group has the ability and proven experience to utilise innovative and ground-breaking technology from the aviation sector and apply it to the automotive, rail and marine industries. Our ability to cost effectively manufacture and maintain lightweight materials, such as honeycomb composites, is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative for many of our customers operating in the automotive and marine sectors.

We have also applied this same philosophy to the development of transparencies, such as the windscreen we produced for the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car, which will be attempting to break the world land speed record by travelling over 1,000mph in 2016 and inevitably requires an incredibly tough shell fit for purpose.

We formed the 25mm thick windscreen using aviation-grade acrylic and applied the relevant manufacturing techniques to ensure it will withstand the potential impact of a bird strike. The aviation based technology has been invaluable in this instance.

The PPA Group is committed to supporting the entire transportation industry and we are proud to stand at the forefront of the MRO market for all sectors. By applying techniques honed in one sector and in another, we consistently deliver cost-effective solutions, add significant value and improve the overall performance of the end product.

The PPA Group specialises in the provision on high quality MRO services to the aviation, automotive, marine and leisure markets. Our extensive manufacturing plant in Deeside, Flintshire includes a dedicated composite facility. We are committed to developing and implementing the latest technologies to support the exact needs of our clients.

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