Aerospace & Industrial Equipment

The aerospace industry contributes fundamentally to the way the world lives, works, interacts and, of course, travels. CDI has been instrumental in the design and implementation of many innovations in equipment, systems and technology for more than 60 years. As a recognized leader in aerospace innovation, we have delivered engineering solutions for a broad range of aerospace platforms.

From large commercial aircraft to the military’s most advanced rotorcraft, fighter jets, missiles, and unmanned systems. Services include mechanical and electrical systems design, drafting, engineering analysis, software design and verification, validation and testing, technical support, advanced engineering analysis, safety-critical embedded systems, test and validation support, and tooling design and development.

CDI has the technical capabilities to complete critical engineering tasks for your organization in a timely and cost-effective manner. Choose CDI as your preferred provider of aerospace and industrial equipment engineering solutions and services.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Turbo Machinery
  • Structures
  • Embedded Systems
  • Heavy Equipment and Engines
  • MRO Support
  • Tooling and Test Cell Support
  • Facilities Design and Management

Centers of Excellence

  • Jupiter, FL
  • Lynn, MA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Springdale, OH
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Windsor Locks, CT

CDI Capabilities

Whether it’s improving the performance of an in-service jet engine or designing systems across multiple locations for a new flying test bed, CDI’s integrated project teams deliver world-class engineering and technical solutions that help our clients meet their goals and reduce costs. Here are just some of our capabilities:

Mechanical Design

CDI combines both technical and program management capabilities to meet the most complex aerospace design challenges relating to:

  • Airframe Structures
  • Engines & Gearboxes
  • Static Engine Components
  • Conceptual Design Engineering
  • Castings, Forgings, Machined Parts, Composites & Fabricated Parts
  • Tooling


Complex Design Analysis

CDI’s enables clients to identify and minimize risks associated with single components to complete systems by leveraging capabilities including:

  • Classical Airframe Structural Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis – Steady State and Transient
  • Heat Transfer and Thermal Analysis
  • Advanced Analysis – Non-Linear Material, Contact,
  • Geometric
  • Dynamic Analysis – Modal, Frequency Response, Vibration,
  • PSD, Full Transient (Explicit)
  • Life Cycle Analysis (Fatigue, Crack Growth, and
  • Damage Tolerance)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Gear & Gearbox Analysis
  • Mass Properties Analysis


Asset Support and Maintenance

Our comprehensive range of support services ensures the safe, cost-effective operation of in-service assets. CDI’s cross-functional teams of engineering experts provide:

  • Reverse engineering
  • Technical publications
  • Supplier Quality Assurance
  • Supply-Chain Logistics/Management
  • Program/Project Management/Program Planning & Control


Embedded Systems

CDI Project teams have been providing full lifecycle Embedded Systems engineering services to our clients since 1996.

If you need a team that is dedicated to the success of your projects, CDI is the right team. Our capabilities range from the development of high reliability mission/safety-critical software, to systems and hardware for flight management systems, flight control systems, and engine controlsOur Embedded Systems Engineers have direct experience with the processes and documentation artifacts required by the FAA and EASA for safety-critical aerospace Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware per the guidelines of DO-178 and DO-254. Our engineers are ready to support even your most time-sensitive projects.

  • Independent Verification and Validation
  • SOI Audit Support
  • Model-Based Simulation
  • Test Automation
  • Requirements Capture
  • Process Development
  • Firmware Development
  • Software Development


Product Development Optimization

Leveraging multiple delivery centers and decades of experience, CDI accelerates time-to-market through optimization of:

Product development processes, enabling on-time, on-budget delivery of the most challenging projects
Test and Validation processes including test cells, system integration labs and data acquisition infrastructure.


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