LFD has been assessed in a recertification audit by BSI for compliance with EN 9100:2018 (AS9100D) and ISO 9001:2015.
The audit progressed with no major non-compliances and certification now extends to 2026.
A copy of the new certificate is available here.
LFD will be exhibiting at both the Farnborough International Air Show and Helitech Expo this year.
Farnborough is 18th to 22nd July 2022, and we will be on stand 3933 in Hall 3.
Helitech is 7th to 8th September 2022 at Excel London and we are on stand 880.
We will be exhibiting a full range of our innovative lighting equipment for aircraft and ground vehicles.
LFD designs, develops, manufactures and repairs an extensive range of innovative lighting equipment for use with night vision goggles on aircraft and ground vehicles. Full consultation with end users at the design stage ensures optimal operational effectiveness
LFD Limited was formed in 1989 in Gosport and rapidly acquired a market leading position for the supply of covert and visible lights to military aircraft customers on both fixed and rotary wing platforms, including external lighting suites for Lynx, Puma, Chinook, AB212, Mi8, Mi18, Tornado, MB339, F18, Sea King, AW159, AW101, AW149, AW139,AW189 and Alpha Jet.
Included in the extensive range aircraft of LED based aircraft lighting equipment is the world’s first 2000 candela white LED Anti Collision light for the AW149 and AW159 Wildcat helicopter. This unit was developed with the support of Leonardo Helicopters.
The company facilities include CNC machining, optical design, electronic design, electronic assembly and test. Having control over the end to end design and production process ensures consistent quality and performance.
The UK AW149 would be built in Yeovil, Somerset and draw on a UK-wide supply chain of more than 70 organisations. LFD is one of the first suppliers to be announced as a team member.
Len Fleck, LFD’s Managing Director said: “LFD has been fortunate to work in a close and successful relationship with Leonardo Helicopters. Leonardo has generously given its support to help LFD in designing and developing world beating aircraft lighting systems. LFD supplies lighting kits for most Leonardo platforms including the AW149, AW159, and AW101. As a small team of 15 staff we are proud and appreciative of our relationship with Leonardo and its support to the UK aerospace industry.”
LFD is proud and privileged to supply and support UK military helicopters with lighting equipment, through Leonardo, during the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth and the Carrier Strike Group.
LFD’s involvement was recognised in an article in The News, Portsmouth.
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 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.
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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 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.
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.