Situated in Norfolk Virginia USA, Laurence Walter Aerospace Solutions (LWAS) specialise in the design, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aerospace products.

LWAS offers in-house capability for hydrostatic testing and contracting out phosphate and paint spraying. Our A&P mechanics apply industry's best practices, focusing on affordable repair and overhaul, combined with a large stock holding of spares, providing a 5 day turnaround time as standard.

Military Repair and Overhaul

LWAS is an FAA-EASA-DOT approved repair facility with extensive experience in civil and military transport aircraft for oxygen, fire suppression and waste systems.

We have over 40 years of experience in supporting military transport, tanker and fighter aircraft. With OEM trained personnel, flexible tailor – made agreements, purpose-built test equipment, and responsive service, LWAS continues to meet customer requirements first time, every time.

We carry out all of our oxygen work in house, from hydrostatic testing to spraying and refilling, ensuring we return your cylinder back to you in serviceable condition, within seven days at a competitive price.

Our highly skilled technicians and comprehensively equipped gaseous oxygen cylinder workshop provide a reputable overhaul and repair service for fixed and portable oxygen systems.

As well as manufacturing and maintaining our own portable oxygen system (PN MO3048). LWAS has the capability to support units from many OEM’s including such as BE Aerospace, Avox (Scott), Kidde , Carleton, GCE, Intertechnique  and Martin Baker.

Oxygen Crew Masks

As an approved FAA repair station, we have extensive capability for the repair/overhaul of oxygen masks and smoke hoods.

We support products from the majority of manufactures, including BE Aerospace, Avox (Scott), Intertechnique and Adams Rite Aerospace, as well as Draeger smoke hoods.

We leverage best in industry practices, factory trained technicians, coupled with our commitment to forecasting and stocking large quantities of spares, we provide industry leading turn times with very competitive pricing.


We have the capability to repair/overhaul all types of fire extinguishing and emergency blow down systems for all of the industries leading manufacturers.

Our workshop capabilities include engine, APU and cabin hand-held fire extinguishers, door assist and emergency blow down bottles.

We also operate a Halon recovery system for reclaiming and recycling Halon 1211 and 1301 extinguishant.

MEL's purpose built facility also houses our inflation workshop which has the capability to repair and overhaul all types of emergency escape slides, life rafts, survival kits and life jackets.inflation 1

All inflatable equipment received for repair/overhaul is subject to an air retention test prior to being re-assembled and re-packed per the OEM specifications.

For the re-packing process of escape slides and rafts, we have a wide range of manufacturer designed packing fixtures and an electronically controlled hot process unit to ensure that your slide or raft is packed to design standards.


The Portable Oxygen Recharge Kits, Tire Inflation Kits, and Portable Pure Air Generators have been specially designed to provide a compact, lightweight means of recharging the respective systems of .

Considerations have been taken to provide a low maintenance, high reliability kits designed for flight line use in all environmental conditions.

With The MEL Group expansion into the USA through LWAS Virginia, the opportunity to PMA products presented itself.

We now have a number of FAA certified PMA products which will considerably reduce our customers spares prices and consequently repair/overhaul costs. With the OEMS consistently increasing spares prices at extortionate rates we are proud to act as a partner to our customers in preventing the OEMS from 'monopolistic' pricing.

As an OEM supplier to Lockheed Martin, Eurofighter, BAE Systems, UK MoD and many airlines we understand the need for the engineered spares to be right the first time. When you select a MEL Group PMA product you fit our reputation and over 40 years' experience.