Advanced Composite Structures

Our composite expertise includes unrivalled knowledge of material selection, composite design, integration, manufacture, assembly and qualification - this means you minimise programme risk.

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We can provide a complex composite structure to meet your specific requirements. Enquire Now.

Our engineering expertise and in-house manufacturing capabilities means that your parts are optimised for load, weight and cost without compromising performance and reliability.

Our advanced composite panels form the interior skin on many military helicopters:

  • acoustic panels and blankets to suppress noise and vibration
  • ducts for environmental control systems
  • covers and supports to protect electronics, hydraulic lines and control rods
  • next generation interior panels

This knowledge and expertise is being used on the next generation of rotary aircraft platforms where we are developing interior panels with:

  • enhanced acoustics
  • noise dampening
  • vibration absorption
  • easier installation


We specialise in highly complex, structural composite assemblies.

Air Management

The air you breathe on the newest generation of aircraft – B787, A380, 777/777x to name a few – move through complex, structural, composite duct and plenum assemblies.

Auxiliary Power

You may be comfortable while boarding your flight if there is an auxiliary power unit running with Parker Meggitt composite components.

Emergency Evacuation Systems

This is one safety system that is hopefully never employed, but if it is it may depend on critical Parker Meggitt composite components.

Engine Cowlings

On the Lynx helicopter we converted metal engine cowlings to carbon/honeycomb composite structures. These structures are robust enough to hold two mechanics and tools when the cowls are in their maintenance position.

Lighting & Refuelling Systems

We help light the way for refuelling on the newest Air Force tanker with composite exterior lighting covers; and the cargo bays of aircraft are lit using Parker Meggitt composite components.

We proudly design and manufacture our composite structures in Baltimore (MD) and Rockmart (GA) in the USA, and Shepshed and Stevenage in the UK.

Key customers

Our composite solutions can be found on a vast range of commercial and military platforms.

For example: A380, B737/737NG, B737MAX, B747, B767, B777, B777x, B787-8, -9, -10, E-170/175, E-190/195, E-175 E2, E-190/195 E2, F-35, KC-46a, P-8

Airframe composite programmes include:  A350, C919, B-1B, C-130, F-22, AH-64, S-92, V-22

Engine/airframe composite programmes include: A320 family, A330/340, A400M, C-series, CRJ-700/900/1000, MC-21, Challenger, Citation Longitude, Falcon, Gulfstream 280, Hondajet, Learjet, Legacy and F-18

At Parker Meggitt, we can provide you with complex composite structures that are specifically designed for your application. To discuss what you need in more detail, please contact us.