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 …

Atec Attends Citizens for Space Exploration in D.C.

Caroline Bennitt People & Community

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

Caroline Bennitt News

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!

Caroline Bennitt Atec in Space, News

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

Caroline Bennitt People & Community

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

Caroline Bennitt News

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 …