AMETEK MRO | AEM Receives Techtest Repair Centre Approval

AEM Receives Techtest Repair Centre Approval

ESSEX, UK (22 JULY 2021) - AEM Limited, a division of AMETEK MRO, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Techtest Limited, an HR Smith Group company.  The agreement will see AEM become an authorised repair centre for Techtest products.

Under the agreement, AEM will  test, recode, and repair Techtest emergency locator transmitters, which are fitted to various manufacturers’ life rafts. As an authorised repair centre, AEM will have access to Techtest maintenance documentation, technical support, and spares purchasing.

“We are excited to establish a successful relationship between Techtest and AEM. The approval underpins AEM’s position as a leading MRO provider in safety equipment and means we can offer enhanced customer support,” said Andy Wheeler, AEM’s Divisional Vice President and Managing Director.

Jake Ford, Head of Global Sales and Marketing for Techtest said, “We are pleased to establish this repair and service agreement with AEM, who will provide excellent support to the growing user base of our market leading PLBs and ELTs.”

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About AEM Limited

AEM Limited is among the largest independent aviation overhaul and repair facilities in Europe. Established in 1959, AEM provides accessory maintenance services for over 5,000 components from a variety of aircraft systems. It supports regional and international airlines, helicopter operators, and airframe manufacturers from three UK-based facilities: Stansted Airport, Essex; Ramsgate, Kent; and Luton Airport, Bedfordshire.

In addition to holding CAA, EASA, and FAA approvals, AEM is an authorised repair station for Aeromedic, Astronics/DME Corporation, Eastern Aero Marine, KGS Electronics, Safran Power, Tactair Fluid Controls, UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors, WINSLOW® LifeRaft Company and Woodward HRT.


AMETEK MRO is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense and a global provider of repair and overhaul services for commercial, regional, general aviation and rotor-wing aircraft. Its operations are FAA, EASA, CAAC and CAAS approved.  AMETEK MRO consists of AEM, Aeromedic, Ameron, AMETEK Singapore, Antavia, Avtech Avionics & Instruments, B&S Aircraft, Drake Air, Muirhead Avionics and Southern Aeroparts.  AMETEK MRO’s capabilities include avionic, electromechanical, electronic, fluid systems, hydraulic, oxygen, pneumatic and safety equipment components. AMETEK MRO also provides on-board first aid and medical kits and therapeutic oxygen. More information on AMETEK MRO can be found at

AMETEK Aerospace and Defense is a division of AMETEK Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion.

About Techtest Limited

Based in Herefordshire UK, Techtest Limited is a part of the HR Smith Group of Companies (  Since 1978, Techtest has provided solutions to the aeronautical industry in the design, development and manufacture of test equipment, homing systems and search and rescue (SAR) equipment, including emergency locator transmitters (ELT), personal locator beacons (PLB), automatically deployable ELTs, and direction-finding systems.  Techtest offers multiple solutions to meet the varying needs of military, parapublic and commercial aerospace users.

Techtest introduced the first ELT in 1994.  Since then, Techtest has developed one of the most diverse, robust and widely-used SAR beacon product ranges on the market. This is the result of Techtest’s specialisation in the SAR market, its participation in industry working groups and its long-standing relationship with COSPAS-SARSAT.