AECS: Born of a Need

Advancing technology, escalating conflicts and growing defense budgets have all contributed to the explosive development of directed-energy weapons and FPA-type sensors. Legacy environmental control systems can no longer effectively relieve the heat loads of these devices, which operate at higher temperatures than ever before.

Invested in Environmental Control

We are a team of seasoned engineers with vast experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Together, we founded Airborne Environmental Control Systems (AECS) to address the rapidly growing need for niche cooling solutions in directed-energy weapons and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) markets, which include airborne and ground-based platforms. AECS heavily invests in leading-edge technologies that are the future of thermal management. Our systems bring you the industry’s lightest solutions with unmatched performance, boasting the greatest efficiency and thermal control in their class.

How We're different

We have quickly captured the attention of the world’s highest-profile tier one OEMs, who now rely on AECS to solve their most difficult thermal challenges. It’s not just our broad market reach that stands out; our business approach does too!

Distinguished Production Network

Our production network consists of build-to-print manufacturers and engineers with FAA, EASA, military and defense certifications with companies such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and others. More importantly, they share our experience level, innovative spirit and ethics.

Custom Design Capability

When the market fails to meet your mission requirements, AECS custom-designs solutions using a common core approach and an arsenal of modeling, FEA, CFD and thermal engineering software based on NIST standards. Our partners include the State University of New York School of Engineering. Featuring Stratasys and MakerBot 3-D printers, SUNY’s engineering print lab is one of the most advanced in the U.S.

Involved in Every Step

We supply our manufacturers with drawing packages, calibrated and certified test equipment, instructions and the necessary training to build our products. The AECS engineering staff supervises all prototypes and production hardware. We make sure every product meets our high standards and aces our tests before shipping out.

Cloud-based Efficiency

AECS is completely based on a cloud computing platform, which gives us the mobility to take our business anywhere. We can perform on-site analyses and collaborate with you at your home base, on your schedule.

Speed to Market

It took only four months to design and develop our most recent Boreas system — four times faster than competitors and at a fraction of their development cost. This is a sterling example of what our determination and resourcefulness can accomplish.

Made in America

Because we believe in supporting American enterprises, we proudly keep our manufacturing process local. All raw materials, components and labor originate in the U.S.

Our Joint Certifications

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS)
  • AS9100 Rev C: Aerospace Quality Management System
  • AS9110 Rev B: Aerospace Repair and Maintenance
  • FAA Part 21 and Part 145
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)
  • NADCAP approval for all relevant processes
  • Member of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
  • Associate member of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
  • Compliant with ASQR-01 and ASQR-09.2