Design, Manufacture, Integrate and Instrument

Our expert engineering team works with industry partners to design, manufacture, integrate, and instrument aviation assets for both government and commercial customers. We understand that every project is different, and we work with you to develop a solution that satisfies the specific requirements and objectives of your asset’s stated mission. FMS Aero is a proven performer at developing innovative engineering and design solutions to support modifications to existing aircraft. The team has experience customizing manned and unmanned platforms, including lighter-than-air vehicles. We strive to make our customer’s needs a reality, whether that involves  simple antenna relocations or the design and production of complex modular sensor provisions.





Develop and Optimize Design Solutions

FMS Aero personnel utilize the latest 3D Scanning technology to define existing structure and develop and optimize design solutions as efficiently as possible. Airframe structure and components are captured using industry standard techniques and software and translated into surface models and CAD for analytical and design basis. Regardless of your platform’s modification needs, we  have the experience and tools to design practical solutions for projects such as:

  • Extensive or Minor Airframe Repair
  • Modular Payload Bays, Retractable Sensor Mounts, and Radomes
  • Interior Modifications
  • Workstations & Equipment Racks
  • Antenna Relocations





Lightweight, single operator, dual monitor workstation

Workstation ISO 1The workstation is certifiable for installation in aircraft such as the ATR-42, DHC-8, and similar cabin sizes.  Custom workstation installations are feasible in smaller aircraft with minor modifications and substantiation. The features of the OWS include:

  • Lightweight aluminum sandwich panel construction
  • Dual monitors up to 23.5″
  • Sideboard with 17″ of Dzus rail for equipment mounting
  • Constructed with FAA certifiable materials and processes
  • Rated to FAA FARS 25.561 Emergency Landing Loads
  • Dimensions:  H 57″, W 26″, D 22″
  • Custom equipment mounting and other options available






Lightweight, durable, standard 19″ equipment/instrumentation rack solution

The MER is designed to attach directly to the aircraft seat tracks, allowing for quick installation and removal.  The rack is manufactured from high strength aluminum alloy plates to optimize weight and meet or exceed FAA required emergency landing loading.  Standard Line-Replaceable Unit (LRU) hole patterns are pre-drilled on both the front and back panels to accommodate all equipment sizes and shapes.  Standard rack sizes range from 6U all the way up to 28U.  The stackable design allows for the grouping of sensor-specific equipment into separate racks which may quickly be installed and removed based on mission sensor configurations.  Racks are assembled or disassembled in less than 15 minutes, allowing for easy storage and shipping.  The equipment racks can be shipped fully assembled and populated with equipment in standard pelican cases.  With keyboard and monitor customization available, the racks are easily converted into a hybrid equipment rack/operator workstation.


Key Features:

  • FAA 8110-3 Certification Available
  • Lightweight & Cost Effective Design
  • Rack Height, Width, and Depth Customizable
  • Vibration/Shock Isolation Available
  • Fully Enclosable
  • Capable of housing up to 500 lbs of Equipment*

*  Maximum rack equipment weight dependent upon aircraft and equipment CG.




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