Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed repairs to the lightning systems at Airbus, Portsmouth.

​For over five decades the Airbus Defence and Space site of Portsmouth in Hampshire has been the lynchpin for the development and construction of Telecommunications, Scientific, Earth Observation and Meteorology Satellite Payloads, Satellite Telecommunications Products and Ground Terminals for satellite communications. The site has some of the best equipped and state-of-the art development, assembly, test and production facilities in the space industry with a strong focus on RF equipment and payloads.

In February 2018, ESA astronaut Tim Peake visited the ‘chameleon’ satellite, Eutelsat SA’s Quantum at Airbus in Portsmouth. Quantum is the world’s first commercial satellite that can be reprogrammed while in space. Peake was the first British or UK-born person to fly into space without a private contract and/or foreign citizenship.

Engineers form PTSG Electrical Services Ltd have carried out specialist repairs to the lightning protection system in place at Airbus to ensure it continues to function with optimal efficiency, protecting buildings and users alike.

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of lightning protection services. It works on an ever-growing portfolio of assets for customers in all industry sectors, from secure military bases to sports stadia and historic churches.

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