LFD approved distributor for all Luminator Aerospace products

LFD have had a successful partnership with Luminator over many years promoting their range of aircraft Searchlights.

LFD are proud to announce that they are now approved distributors for all Luminator’s aerospace equipment.

We look forward to working in partnership with Luminator to provide our customers with a more diverse range of lighting products.

LFD approved distributor for AW139 and AB139 LED Searchlight

LFD is now the approved distributor for the supply of a replacement for the existing Sirio Panel supplied halogen landing search light fitted to most AW139 and AB139 helicopters with the Luminator LS400 LED Steerable Searchlight under STC No SR04481AT.

The kit includes all structural components to carry out the modification.  

Contact sales@lfd.ltd.uk for further information.

LFD successfully passes Leonardo Helicopters supplier audit

LFD has been audited by Leonardo Helicopters against QRS-01 and passed with flying colours. No non-conformances were identified.

LFD has a long relationship with Leonardo Helicopters and is proud to receive this continuing recognition. A copy of the certificate with Scope of Approval is available here.

LFD gains Cyber Essentials certification

LFD is proud to announce that it is certified under the Cyber Essentials scheme. This means that its IT defences have been assessed as resilient to cyber attack.

A copy of the certificate is available here.

See us at Vertical Flight Expo 2019

We are exhibiting at the Vertical Flight Expo at Farnborough, UK, 5-7 November 2019.

We would be delighted to see you there on Stand N44.

Please see here for more information.

Major boost to LFD sub-contract machining capability

The new 5-axis machining centre has now been installed and commissioned in LFD’s machine shop, providing a significant increase to the machining capacity.

The machine is a YCM FX350A with full 5-axis simultaneous capability and a Heidenhain iTNC 530 control system, offering the latest in 5-axis technology and performance, capable of machining complex work pieces in one setup.

Staff have been fully trained in its use and it is up and running producing high quality output for LFD’s many aviation and space industry customers.

LFD Celebrates 30th Anniversary

LFD Limited has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The company was formed in 1989 in Gosport, Hampshire, rapidly acquiring a market leading position for the supply of covert and visible lights to military aircraft customers on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

The company facility includes aerospace quality design, machining and assembly.

Major customers in the UK include Leonardo, Cobham, BAE and the Ministry of Defence. LFD also exports equipment to Europe, Asia and North America.

In the past two years the company has invested heavily in expanding to larger new custom built premises in Lederle Lane, Gosport. The premises were designed to accommodate a newly acquired machining company (Mellish Engineering) into LFD Limited.

Further investment is anticipated over the next year with significant expenditure on an additional 5th axis machining centre and additional automated mechanical measuring equipment. Also during 2019 the company will be implementing new manufacturing and project control software.

These investments will ensure the long term growth potential and stability of the company.


New 5-axis CNC machining centre

LFD’s machine shop division is acquiring a new 5-axis CNC machining centre. This will greatly enhance its machining capabilities, and follows the recent acquisition of a new fully automated coordinate measuring machine, shown here.

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Fixed Wing Anti-Collision Light

LFD has developed a new LED based tri-mode (white, red, IR) anti-collision light for fixed wing aircraft.

LFD relocation to new premises

LFD Relocation To New Premises

Due to the ongoing success in developing new products and overseas sales opportunities LFD has relocated to larger premises at Zenith House, Lederle Lane, Gosport, PO13 0FZ.

The new facility combines the two previous locations at Gosport and Segensworth into one large building, including an enlarged electronic production facility, a repair facility and a machine shop.