David Johnston Onboard from Astronics

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Atec’s push for excellence in turbine engine test continues with the hiring of David Johnston, EE and former Engineering Director at Astronics Engine Test Systems. Johnston was a key developer of the US Navy’s JETI, SETI and TPTI DAS and Test systems. “To be able to bring in David Johnston and Dave Schafer as renowned turbine test control systems leaders …

Atec Acquires Astronics’ Engine Test Systems Lines

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Atec, Inc. has today acquired the engine test systems business and product lines of Astronics Test Systems, Inc. Astronics’ engine test products have a proud history involving the US Navy, Racal and EADS in Texas, California and Florida. Atec is the oldest engine test cell company in the USA, now with seven locations internationally. “Atec is expanding areas of our …

Atec Attends Citizens for Space Exploration in D.C.

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Atec participated in the 2017 Citizens for Space Exploration Congressional Visits Trip May 23-25, 2017 to help advance support for human space exploration and demonstrate a large, grassroots constituency for space exploration. The 26th annual trip included 96 travelers, representing 27 states, who split into 3 or 4 person teams to conduct 401 Congressional office visits. The diverse group of …

Senator Ted Cruz visits Atec

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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and his staff visited Atec headquarters in Stafford, Texas on Monday April 10, 2017. Atec’s recent awards from NASA and the Small Business Administration no doubt had his interest in our company at a high level. Sen. Cruz is chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, and he had recently pushed through the first …

Atec is NASA’s Top Subcontractor for 2016!

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Atec’s long-term perspective over 64 years and our early ownership’s close involvement in America’s drive to put a man on the moon cast the die for the March 1, 2017 public announcement by NASA that Atec was their premier national subcontractor for 2016. The year saw Atec deliver leading edge lithium-ion battery management modules to Boeing for the International Space …

Atec: In It for the Long Haul
By: Emily L. Pataki

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For most engineering companies today, good talent can be hard to find and even harder to keep. Small companies in the Aerospace sector must face the very real prospect that bigger companies or competitors will lure their talent away. Many firms provide early training ground for young engineers and professionals, only to see them move on after a few years, …

ADAQ OTK™ Launched

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Bradley Richardson, Manager of Electrical Engineering at Atec, Inc., announced the launch of the new ADAQ OTK™ (Offsite Test Kit) portable data acquisition system. Now under contract to a large European aerospace conglomerate, the ADAQ OTK™ will facilitate offsite testing and correlation needs. They are a repeat customer, with ADAQ™ control systems at multiple locations. “The OTK will provide a …

Vital Link Joins Atec Team

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Houston, TX—Atec, Inc. acquires Vital Link, Inc. (Sealy, TX)  including Vital Link Europe Ltd (Camberley, UK). Atec, Inc. is excited to announce its acquisition of Vital Link, Inc. Headquartered on 30 acres near Sealy, Texas, Vital Link is the premier company in military engine test enclosures worldwide. Key officers and employees are committed to remain as Vital Link moves forward …

Paul Fenley: Atec’s Golden Boy Makes Good!
By: Emily L. Pataki

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When Paul Fenley interviewed with Atec in the early summer of 1987 for an entry-level engineering position, he unknowingly opened the door to a lifelong career at the aerospace company.  The Texas native and lifelong aviation enthusiast had recently graduated from Texas A&M University’s rigorous Aerospace Engineering program, and Atec presented an opportunity to launch his career in engineering in his …

Atec Equipment on Jay Leno’s Garage

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Jay Leno’s Garage visits Edwards AFB in Season 2, episode 12. The Space Age episode shows Atec-manufactured equipment at the test cell on base and Jay Leno uses the Atec throttle to power up the Pratt & Whitney F119 engine! He then takes Neil DeGrasse Tyson (celebrity astrophysicist) on a joy ride in his Honeywell jet engine-powered car. Also in the …