An independent engineering specialist, Elite Consulting assisted in the structural design of the Quicksilver craft by applying Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques using PTC’s Pro/MECHANICA software.

Sensor specialist Endevco is helping to develop the data-gathering equipment so vital to the safe operation of the Quicksilver craft, having done so for a wide number of other projects, including the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft development programme.

Flying well over one million passengers per year, charter airline European Aviation has played a key role in maintaining the Quicksilver team’s Buccaneer Rolls-Royce Spey engine-testbed aircraft at Bournemouth International Airport.

World leaders in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), in which powerful software simulates the characteristics and behaviour of both water and air, Fluent contributed consultancy services which assisted in the original design of the Quicksilver craft.