Aernnova Composites Illescas S.A. (ANN)

The core business of AERNNOVA ( is to design and fabricate large aero-structures both from metallic and composite materials. Virtually all major aircraft manufacturers in the world are supplied by AERNNOVA: Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Canadian Bombardier; also Eurocopter, Augusta and Sikorsky Helicopters. AERNNOVA can take the total responsibility for the aero-structure joint product specification and conceptual design, detailed design, certification, fabrication and product support. Excellence in these areas has been achieved thanks to an extensive experience in the analysis of aero- structures, virtual simulation, materials engineering, testing and certification procedures. Among the structures designed and fabricated by AERNNOVA are: the Horizontal Tail Plane and Elevator Composite Components of the A350 XWB, the Section 19 of A380’s fuselage, the wing of Embraer 145 regional jet, the empennage of Embraer 170 regional jet, the Tail Cone of Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, etc. AERNNOVA is one of the few companies that has managed, together with one of our customer, to certify a primary structure made of composite material that is allowed to buckle below UL. Hard work and very good results have been recognized by leading OEM manufacturers.

The effort to stay abreast with advanced technologies development is reflected by a very significant and focused R&T investment. Aernnova Composites is the division that focalizes on the development, industrialization and manufacturing of composite parts in Aernnova.

Role in the project

As an industrial partner within the Combo NDT project, AERNNOVA will provide end users point of view for the requirements of the developed technology, as well as a manufacturing environment, technology and equipment form manufacturing the test coupons and the pilot samples and inspecting the bonded samples by reference methods. AERNNOVA will manufacture panels that will be used to obtain the coupons to be tested. AERNNOVA will also be involved in the assessment of the initial and final TRL level of the ENDT techniques to give measurable and valuable results for the improvements reached within ComBoNDT project.


AERNNOVA Composites Illescas Phased Array equipment
Stringer-stiffened skin element manufactured by AERNNOVA
Flat ATL laminate of test coupons

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636494.

This project is endorsed by the European Aeronautics Science Network - EASN.

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