CAV is a leading supplier of precision machined parts to the aerospace industry. With 600 employees and 33,500 sqm of manufacturing and distribution facilities (in both the UK and Poland) we design, manufacture, assemble and deliver components to leading aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing and Gulfstream.


Using the latest 3D CAD software, our team of trained and accredited design staff work closely with our customers at every level of the design, build and testing process. Form to function, concept to case proven.


Our manufacturing facilities in the UK and Poland produce aircraft parts and components of all sizes. Our capabilities include sheet-metal fabrication, CNC routing, rubber and brake press, stretch-form, spot welding and wet treatments.


Our skilled and focused workforce has a unique understanding of plant and process, and in addition to individual components we also supply complete sub assemblies. Examples include aircraft avionics racks, access doors and tail parts.


Our job does not finish at the end of the production line. We are also experts in material handling, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and security.  Our dedicated logistics centre in Chester delivers to international customers on a daily basis.


We produce a wide range of aircraft components and have some of the largest CNC milling machines in the UK.
We have the capability to provide anything from a small simple bracket, to full design and manufacture services for major structural sub-assemblies.


  • Wing spars
  • Wing stringers
  • Inter-spar ribs
  • Prismatic machined parts
  • Hard metal machined parts
  • Make to print fabrications

Sub Assemblies

  • Avionics racks
  • Access doors
  • Stretch-formed tail skins


  • Long bed machining
  • Medium bed machining
  • Short bed machining
  • General sheet metal fabrications
  • CNC routing
  • Rubber and brake press
  • Stretch-form
  • Spot welding
  • Minor assemblies
  • Major assemblies


  • Chromic/Sulphuric acid anodising
  • Boric/Sulphuric acid anodising
  • Alkaline clean
  • Shot-peen
  • Alochrome 1200
  • Heat treatments
  • Paint facilities

Non Destructive Testing (NDT)

  • Anodic Flaw Detection (AFD)
  • Penetrant Flaw Detection (PFD)


To be the leading first tier supplier of detailed parts and sub-assemblies to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) within the aerospace industry.



We employ stringent quality control processes. All of our products undergo careful calibration and rigorous testing, and the industry certifications we have attained are your reassurance of a quality product.


Safety is not an optional extra at 30,000 feet. We take pride in the reliability of our products and services and our comprehensive testing and safety procedures mean that we are proud to work as a fully accredited supplier.


There is no substitute for experience, especially in the aerospace industry. At CAV we offer apprenticeship programs and continuous training, and encourage career progression within the business –  ensuring current and future skills and capability.


Acquisition by Better Capital

Better Capital is a turnaround investor with c. £0.6 billion of funds under management. There are nine companies in the Better Capital portfolio, providing employment to approximately 7,000 people and generating an aggregate turnover of c. £1 billion per year. [...]