Disciplines

WEC  covers all the major disciplines required for Aerospace systems engineering, which can be categorised under the following four broad areas:

Fluid/Mechanical

Electrical

Safety

Control & Indication

Fluid/Mechanical

Fluid/mechanical Systems engineers deal with systems controlling or transmitting power via physical mechanisms or liquid or gaseous fluids. The following are some examples of aircraft systems which fall under this specialism.

  • ATA21 ECS and Pressurisation
  • ATA27 Flying Controls
  • ATA28 Fuel
  • ATA29 Hydraulics
  • ATA30 Ice & Rain Protection
  • ATA32 Landing Gear
  • ATA35 Oxygen
  • ATA36 Pneumatic
  • ATA47 Fuel Tank Inerting
  • ATA48 In-flight Refuelling
  • ATA49 Auxiliary Power
  • ATA70-84 Powerplant and associated systems

WEC has the capability to cover all aircraft fluid/mechanical systems, drawing on our network of associate consultants where necessary. Our permanent staff engineers have specific and significant experience within the ATA chapters listed above.

Electrical

The Electrical Systems discipline covers all aspects of electrical power and control from the main aircraft generating system to the smallest consumer load. Most aircraft systems require electrical power for control units, pumps, fans, valves, heaters, lights and indicators. Our electrical core team has worked together for over 20 years in this field on numerous aircraft programmes.

WEC engineers have many years experience in the principal activities which include:

  • electrical systems design
  • equipment specification and qualification
  • load analysis
  • test requirements
  • results analysis
  • system certification in conjunction with airworthiness authorities

Safety

The Systems Safety team has established an excellent reputation through its work on a variety of military and civil aircraft platforms. The team has over 25 years’ experience in the aerospace industry covering the whole product life cycle from trade studies and initial design concepts through to in-service evaluations, modification and life extension analysis.

The safety team benefits from being embedded within the systems engineering team, allowing safety engineers direct access to detailed system domain knowledge.

Safety brochure

Safety Case Studies

Activities: Safety

Case Studies: Safety

Control & Indication

The Control and Indication discipline is concerned with the integration of sensors, signals and equipment to meet system level requirements in the measurement and management of aircraft functions.

Our C&I team has extensive experience in aircraft design, development and support, having worked together for over 20 years in this field on numerous aircraft programmes. Their experience includes fuel systems, engine and warning display systems, and powerplant control. WEC engineers have been involved in both hardware and software development programmes, interface control documents, design and test requirements and certification activities.