Subscribe Free
in Maintenance

First commercial flammability test lab launched in the Middle East

Posted 28 December 2016 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways Engineering and Lantal Textiles have launched the first Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East, for regional customers within the aviation industry, including VIP operators, MRO organisations, design and production organisations as well as cabin interior suppliers.

Located inside the Etihad Airways Engineering facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, the new Lantal laboratory will provide test services that include flammability tests, seat cushion tests, heat release and smoke tests.

The laboratory will conform to ISO 17025 quality management standards, and all testing will be conducted in accordance with the Airworthiness Regulations FAR / CS 25.853.

Jeff Wilkinson, chief executive officer of Etihad Airways Engineering, said: “We offer industry leading aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions to customers from all over the world for all major commercial aircraft types. Through our partnership with Lantal, it is now easier and faster for aviation customers in the region to access world-class flammability testing at our facility in Abu Dhabi.”

Dr. Urs Rickenbacher, chief executive officer of Lantal said: "The Lantal flammability test lab in Switzerland is well-known for its high quality standards and short lead times. We have a significant market share in Europe and our new lab in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Etihad Airways Engineering, will now bring our service closer to customers in the Middle East.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

UAE's Strata to open 'Factory of the Future' by 2020

The UAE's Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala's advanced composite aero-structures manufacturer, says it will open its second facility – a 'Factory of the Future' - at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park. The facility, due to be fully

Oman Air marks Earth Hour

The lights went out across Oman Air's network of 55 international destinations, as Oman Air joined millions of people around the world in marking Earth Hour.

Gulf air launches flight status facility on gulfair.com

Gulf Air in partnership with OAG has launched an online Flight Status Facility on the airline's official website gulfair.com providing booked passengers with real-time information on their Gulf Air flights including customised

The airport 'proud to serve Aqaba'

King Hussein International Airport in Jordan has expanded to accommodate tourist demand in the popular Red Sea resort of Aqaba.

Emerging Airports Forum to focus on Saudi airports development

The 6th Emerging Airports Forum, held in Jeddah at Hilton Hotel on 29-30th of November 2017, will focus on the Saudi airports development projects along with the ongoing and future airports development projects in the Emerging Markets

UAE ops using Wing Loong drones

In recent years, the UAE has embraced a more active military role on the world stage, deploying forces in the Balkans and Afghanistan, as well as in Libya during the 2011 civil war. As Jon Lake reports, the nation has also played a major role

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
Aeropodium BT2802240417EBACE17 BT0103240517