Aerospace & Defence

End-to-end offering for aerospace and defence companies comprising an exhaustive range of world-class gases, the latest application technologies and supporting hardware, services, expertise and industry insights

A hawker jet in flight

BOC works in partnership with aerospace designers, assemblers, manufacturers and repairers in the development and production of civil and defence aircraft, helicopters, missiles, rockets and spacecraft. These long-standing partnerships have given BOC an in-depth understanding of the latest industry challenges, in particular, the drive to adopt innovative and technologically advanced processes to optimise weight, production efficiency, wear resistance and – ultimately – performance. 

Our products and services can help you to achieve your productivity, performance and cost objectives. In particular, you can rely on us to help you:

  • Improve buy-to-fly / strength-to-weight ratios
  • Enhance productivity and efficiency through leaner manufacturing processes
  • Increase resistance to fatigue, wear and corrosion 
  • Leverage the latest composites and advanced metal alloys through tailored joining technologies
  • Innovate your fabrication processes with the latest additive manufacturing breakthroughs.

OEM manufacturers are keen to adopt innovative and technologically advanced processes to improve Buy-to-fly strength to weight ratios, production efficiency, wear resistance; ultimately to improve performance.

Increasingly, composite materials including carbon fibre reinforced polymers and epoxy resins are being used. And investment in areas such as additive manufacturing and surface technologies is growing.

BOC Industrial and specialist gases along with associated products are used for a wide range of different processes that address and support the adoption of these requirements.