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In-house Design Services


Our in-house capability includes a range of mechanical, electrical engineering design and drafting services. These services provide good design support for our internal electrical/mechanical programmes as well as for independent external client projects. We have extensive experience and capability providing design solutions for simple aircraft modifications as well as complete cabin reconfigurations.

SWS are pleased to work with some of the world’s best design houses, from the airline’s or OEM’s own in-house departments to design consultancies nominated by our clients.

However for those clients requiring the full concept design with approvals package we would strongly recommend that they work with us alongside one of our approved design houses:- e.g:-

  • Factorydesign, an award winning aviation design consultancy, based in London.
  • DCA Design, one of Europe’s leading product & transport design consultancies.

We have worked successfully with both of these design agencies over recent years and through our collaboration can offer an integrated Design & Certification Service.

Working with our Design Partners to offer an Integrated Design & Certification Service...

Our collaboration with factorydesign & DCA, we believe offers something quite unique to the aircraft interiors industry. It aims to provide a combined conceptual design and certification service for cabin interior programmes for both the large and small aircraft and rotorcraft markets.

The combination of SWS’s engineering and certification capabilities and these design houses’ ability to innovate and challenge convention, we believe offers our customers a new approach, allowing them to meet the constant need to improve cabin interior products through innovative but certifiable design.

At SWS we firmly believe that the Aircraft Interior design process has to take account of certification/ airworthiness considerations, in order to be successful and meet our clients' expectations. We also believe that certification must not stifle design creativity but become an integral part of the design process.

By SWS and our design partners coming together we are able to provide a complete service which we believe the Aircraft Interiors Industry is currently missing. This is already bringing considerable benefits to some of our clients' projects; where designs which are presented at concept stage are more likely to be achievable, identifying key risks therefore helping to adhere to agreed budgets and timescales with no costly surprises later.


Acro Aircraft Seating factory design

“Our combined service is already receiving considerable levels of interest in the aircraft industry...”

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SWS’ MD, Nigel Smith says...

"In our experience, new aircraft interior design concepts are often approved at the Initial Technical Coordination Meeting (ITCM) without any input from certification and regulatory specialists. This can lead to problems later in the development phase.

We can develop innovative, new aircraft interior design concepts with certification working firmly in parallel. This means that we improve our prospects of delivering the original design vision in an airworthy, certifiable form. It also reduces programme risk, project costs and timings."









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SWS Certification Services Ltd.
ECM2 ER Building,
Heol Cefn Gwrgan,
Margam, Port Talbot,
Wales SA13 2BZ
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 1639 899 658
Company Number: 5132691