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Aerospace Customers



Tufnol is the byword for quality in laminated plastics and resin-based materials for aerospace engineering applications.

The Quality System Management at Tufnol is registered to AS 9100 Revision C and ISO 9001:2008. We also hold many other supplier quality accreditations.

Tufnol Composites Ltd is a signatory to SC 21, the British aerospace industry programme promoting Supply Chain Excellence in the 21st century.

The policy at Tufnol for investment in new technology and research keeps us apace with the rapidly developing aerospace industry.

These and many other reasons connected to high quality, reliability and durability are why Tufnol provides components made from laminated plastics and resin materials to leaders of the aerospace industry, such as:

  • Agusta Westland
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Boeing
  • Astrium
  • Airbus




Airbus Case Study

Airbus Defence and Space’s A400M airlifter is a cost-effective, high-speed turboprop aircraft specifically designed to meet the harmonised needs of European NATO nations, as well as the requirements of international air forces.

During the development phase of this new military aircraft, Airbus was seeking a unique material to create components for the fuel tank. As a long term customer of Tufnol, they discussed their requirements with our highly experienced engineers who formulated a new material to Airbus’s own specification. Working within a tight timescale, a hybrid material was created from two existing materials which was a precise match for their criteria.

The company conducted a more-than 5,000 flight-hour test and certification programme to meet both civil and military airworthiness standards before the initial A400M delivery, which was received by the French Air Force in August 2013.