Northern Irish cabin interiors and aero-structures specialist Causeway Aero has acquired UK-based Race Completions, giving Causeway Aero access to EASA Part 21 subpart G and Part 145 approvals.
After months working with Race Completions managing director Rick Crosby, Causeway Aero CEO Michael Rice announced the acquisition on May 13.
The deal will boost Causeway Aero’s design and manufacturing capabilities, adding parts-manufacturing and aircraft-interiors maintenance to its existing portfolio of aerospace approvals.
“Adding EASA 21 subpart G and EASA 145 certifications, is another huge step forward for Causeway Aero,” Rice said.
Bristol-based Race Completions--located close to Airbus UK--has experience in working directly with airframers, supplying bulkheads, stowage, crew rests and composite structures to the aviation industry.
Race Completions also brings “a wealth of expertise.” Crosby, who has worked in aerospace for the past 30 years, will be joining the Causeway Aero team.
“Race Completions has built up a tremendous reputation for small-batch, short lead-time aero-interiors work over the years. Being part of the Causeway Aero Group gives us the mass-production capabilities demanded by many of our existing clients and the market,” Crosby said.
Causeway Aero, which describes itself as a turnkey cabin-interiors and airframe-structure solutions provider, has a 20,000 sq. ft. interiors and structures production facility and a 5,000 sq. ft. engineering, development and prototyping facility in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
The company supplies galleys, interior monuments, cabin dividers, storage areas, crew workstations, bar units, galleys, lavatories and closets to airlines, lessors and OEMs. The company also produces machinings, sheet metal, composites, plastics, paint and treatments at component- or full-assembly level.
In the last nine months, Causeway Aero has expanded its in-house design, stress, certification and technical publications capabilities. “Investing in the correct systems has been instrumental to our success and growth to date and adding Race Completions to our company will significantly enhance Causeway Aero,” Rice said.
Causeway Aero also serves other sectors, including the rail industry.