Aerospace

ILC has had a presence in the aerospace market for over 40 years with the production of our airship and aerostat large inflatable envelopes. In addition, we design and produce a number of other engineered fabric and film products including: radomes used on sea based platforms, inflatable wings to support UAV’s, and low leakage floatation assemblies. Our client base ranges from commercial companies for passenger and advertising airships to major aerospace prime contractors for surveillance (ISR) and heavy lift operations. With over 300 inflatable envelopes produced to date, ILC is the world's largest producer of Modern aerostat and airship envelopes.

Typical efforts performed by our engineering teams include:

  • Partnering to fully understand customer needs and requirements
  • Detailed design, structural analysis and patterning
  • Advanced materials development including customizing textiles, films and laminates as required
  • Fabrication using advanced heat sealing, sewing and adhesive bonding
  • In-field services, testing and support