Aircraft Integration & Sustainment

VERTEX AEROSPACE’S Aircraft Integration & Sustainment division specializes in high-end aircraft engineering, fabrication, installation, modification, systems integration, and logistics support for both government and commercial platforms. As an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 registered company and through implementation of Lean Six Sigma processes, we have developed a “quality culture” that is committed to being your first choice for Aerostructures and Aircraft Engineering and Modifications. We have perfected the balance of cost, schedule, performance, and supportability and are able to offer best-value services that meet government and commercial program requirements.

AIS Support

We maintain and support multiple industry competencies, such as Nadcap certification in Heat Treating, Chemical Processing, Welding, and Non-Destructive Testing. AIS provides Maintenance, Modification, Repair, and Overhaul for multiple platforms at our FAA Repair Station Part 145 for both government and commercial customers. We offer our customers:

  • “Thru-Life” Maintenance & Modification Support
  • On-site or On-call Senior Systems Experts
  • Aircraft Condition Evaluation
  • Usage Spectrum Assessments
  • Mishap Investigation/Recovery Support
  • Deployable Worldwide


Aircraft Modification

  • Maintenance, Modification, Repair, & Overhaul
  • On-Site Fabrication of Replacement Parts
  • Supply-Chain Management
  • Major & Minor Assemblies & Modification of Fixed & Rotary Wing Platforms


  • Horizontal, 3, 4, & 5 Axis Milling
  • Sheet Metal Capabilities
  • Forming: Hydro, Stretch, Brake, Joggle, & Roll
  • Prime & Paint Assemblies, Grit Blast, & Chemical Film
  • Resistance Spot Weld & Gas Tungsten Arc

Kitting & Testing

  • Kit Accumulation & Management
  • Bonded Storage & COMSEC Accounts
  • Global Mod Installation & Testing
  • Red-lining Drawings

Modernization & Missionization

  • Requirements Analysis & Research
  • Modeling & Prototyping
  • Non-Recurring Engineering
  • Technical Data Package Development

“What I like about working at Vertex is the challenge of tool fabrication that I face on a daily basis. It’s not like working in a factory environment where a person just builds the same part over and over again. I look forward to seeing what I will have the opportunity to create on any given day.”

Melvin Hill

Tool Fabrication Shop Lead, Vertex Aerospace, Crestview, FL