Aerospace welding (AWI)

Mission

AWI has become a world leader in welding, thermal spray, organic and inorganic coatings. We use leading-edge technologies for manufacturing and repair of aircraft and/or engine components. Our highly qualified team is dedicated to finding the best solution to improve component performance. Based on experience and experiments, our ongoing research enables us to develop repair schemes, products and constantly enhance our services

History

AWI was founded in 1980 by Paul Di Genova as a welding service for the general aviation. The company now provides services for commercial, military and industrial sectors, on aircraft ranging from small turboprops to large jets. Paul Di Genova was employed as a mechanic by a major airline company for 25 years. During those years he was recognized and often awarded for his innovative repair suggestions. With an entrepreneurial mind, he saw an opportunity to put his skills to greater use, and started up his own business. A little workshop in the garage of his home was the birthplace of Aerospace Welding Inc. Repairs included welding and sheet metal for exhaust systems and floats for smaller aircraft types such as the Cessna. A few years later, the garage proved to be too small as his business flourished. Moving into a larger location in Laval and investing in more equipment was now essential. This important first move was key in successfully obtaining approval from Canadair (Bombardier) as a sub-contractor. From that moment on, AWI continued to grow exponentially, leading to several other moves until in 1993 it found a permanent residence in Blainville, Quebec. A brand new plant, 40 thousand square feet in size with sophisticated state of the art equipment and an increasing staff of qualified employees proved to be an exciting time for all involved. Sadly, in 2008, Aerospace Welding lost its founding father to cancer. A battle he courageously fought to the very end. It was Paul’s vision, determination and perseverance that lead Aerospace Welding Inc to become internationally known for its welding expertise and specialized processes. Numerous accreditations would attest to the exceptionally high quality standards that are adhered to. With a dedicated staff of over 100 who understand the importance of teamwork, customer service and continuous improvement, we can confidently say that Aerospace Welding Inc will continue to serve the global aviation market for years to come.

Facilities

Based in Blainville (Quebec, Canada), AWI is a family-run business employing over 100 employees in a 40,000 sq. ft. plant. Facilities in support of our welding and coating departments include non-destructive testing, inspection, laboratory, painting, chemical cleaning and pressure testing.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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Aerospace Welding Inc specializes in high Standard New Manufacturing and/or Repair & Overhaul of your industrial applications requirement.
The same exact quality control measures that we have developed for the Aerospace sector can be employed for your industrial job. Mil specs, NDACAP and AWS standards are employed throughout our plant.
Our engineering team includes metallurgists and chemist who constantly evaluate our procedures and can develop new process plans to meet your specific needs. A team of quality control inspectors certify the critical steps of every industrial manufacturing and/or repair process.
One of our specialties is air turbine impellor units for electric generating plants. We modify and refurbish turbine segment to OEM standards. Related machinery like turbine pumps and valves can also be refurbished by our skilled technicians.
Transportation equipment sub-assemblies, chemical engineering devices, nuclear systems components, satellite components, microwave transmission lines, custom scientific devices and other critical parts can often require the level of precision and standards conformity that Aerospace Welding Inc specializes in.
Some services that AWI offers to its Industrial Clients:
Dimensional, visual and fluorescent penetrant inspection of parts received from the field.
Repair of Engine parts and engine system’s by welding and coatings.
Application of thermal barrier coatings on engine hot sections components by Plasma and/or HVOF.
Application of hot oxidation and sacrificial coating on engine’s hot and cold section components.
Localized plasma coatings for harmonic dampening
Surface preparation of components by sand blasting
Specialized organic and inorganic painting on metal components.
Chemical cleaning, surface stripping, passivation and stress relief of metals.
Please check out our capability list to see if we’ve developed a repair for an existing part. If you don’t find what you are looking for we can definitely develop a repair. Just send us your contact information and we’ll get in touch with you right away.