Inter-Tec Group, which offers specialist engineering, design, and analysis solutions across the broad aviation sector, is to open a new European base in Sligo, the Republic of Ireland, complementing its established Prestwick, Scotland home.
The new business, Inter-Tec Aero Limited, becomes the principal site of business for EASA approvals. It secured EASA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) in February, replicating the capabilities and certification benefits provided up until now by Inter-Tec Services.
Inter-Tec Aero has moved in alongside the Causeway Aero Group, a complementary EASA Part 21G production and EASA Part 145 maintenance business which has served as partner supplier to Inter-Tec for several years on a number of design-and-build projects, mainly focused on interiors and aircraft seating.
The new base will enable Inter-Tec to build on an already solid global client base, serving as a regular supply chain company to companies including Airbus, Triumph Aviation, BAE Systems, Spirit Aero Systems, Leonardo, GKN and The Babcock Group.
Fred Gorrie, Inter-Tec Group Managing Director, and his four directors / post holders will travel regularly between the two bases. Its current engineering team at Prestwick will remain a key resource to the Group, with Inter-Tec Aero becoming ‘the principal place of business’ for EASA approvals. When the market improves, the plan is for Inter-Tec Aero to recruit local technical specialists.