Atec Exhibits at Farnborough Airshow

Caroline Bennitt News

Atec and Vital Link Europe exhibited at the Farnborough Airshow from July 16-22, 2018. The Farnborough Airshow is one of the largest aerospace events in the world with more than 1500 companies exhibiting from over 52 countries. Atec and VLE were honored to be invited by the Office of the Governor to exhibit in the Texas Pavilion. The Atec and …

140 Successful Launches with Atec Valves

Caroline Bennitt Atec in Space

On May 5, Atec celebrated our 140th launch success with InSight’s Mission to Mars. The launch took place from Vandenberg AFB and InSight is on a six-month journey to Mars. Atec-manufactured valves, on the upper stage Centaur engine, are propelling the spacecraft on its course to the red planet. InSight is scheduled to land on Mars in November. It will …

Growth Around the Globe

Caroline Bennitt Uncategorized

It’s 8 pm in Singapore, and the Atec, Inc. office run by Kok Pin (KP) Tan is finalizing technical support for its clients in Asia.  In a time zone four hours away, Patrick Fourcampre-Maye of Vital Link Europe (VLE) is finishing an afternoon meeting in Dubai on test cell maintenance in UAE and Saudi Arabia. Simultaneously, Atec Chairman and CEO …

Board Member, Emily Pataki Appointed to Sunset Advisory Commission

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Lt. Governor  Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Emily Pataki to the Sunset Advisory Commission. She is currently the President of Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest electric coop in the US.  We could not be prouder of our board member. Congratulations! See Lt. Governor’s Official Press Release Below: PR 10 26 2017 Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces Appointments to The Sunset …

Atec Opens Singapore Office

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Atec has opened a Singapore Branch and hired Kok Pin (KP) Tan as Manager. KP Tan is a graduate Mechanical Engineer with 18 years of aeroengine support experience. KP has worked for many of the engine OEMs and we are excited to add him to our team. His knowledge and proximity will allow us to respond quickly to our Asian …

MRO Test Cell in Miami for JA Aerocell

Caroline Bennitt News

Atec has been awarded a significant contract to provide engineering, procurement and installation services, along with a full suite of equipment for a new test cell for JA Aerocell, LLC, an affiliate of Turbine Engine Center, Inc. The cell will be capable of testing engines up to 50,000 pounds of thrust, and is scheduled for completion in late 2018. “Atec …

Atec in the Cajun Navy

Caroline Bennitt People & Community

Hurricane Harvey leaves a wake of destruction behind, but also leaves a city and state united together to rebuild. Stories have emerged of everyday people doing extraordinary things to help their communities and friends. The Louisiana volunteer group, coined the “Cajun Navy” set out by the hundreds in boats rescuing people from their homes in Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur. …

Atec Weathers Harvey

Caroline Bennitt News

We are very grateful to say that Atec’s family and our companies were fortunate to not have flooding from Hurricane Harvey. We are all about preparation and planning here in Texas and we are pleased to report that foresight has been rewarded. Atec, VLI and Hager have weathered what our Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management has classified as …

David Johnston Onboard from Astronics

Caroline Bennitt News

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

Caroline Bennitt News

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 …