Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider has been contracted by Boeing to conduct materials testing as part of its AH-64 Apache attack helicopter development programme.
Exova’s Santa Fe Springs, California, laboratory will undertake a range of mechanical testing at various temperatures on metallic transmission materials to provide Boeing with key performance parameters.
The work is the latest in a relationship between Exova and the Boeing Apache programme that stretches back over 30 years to the aircraft’s inception in the early 70s.
Rocco Morro, Exova’s Executive Vice President of aerospace in the Americas said: “We are proud to support Boeing in the ongoing development of the Apache. Our testing has helped to advance materials performance ensuring the aircraft remains at the very forefront of military aviation worldwide.”
Exova is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations. Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK, Exova operates 118 permanent facilities in 23 countries and employs more than 3,800 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia/Asia Pacific.
Exova’s capabilities help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications, and shorten the time to market for customers’ products, processes and materials. With over 90 years’ experience, Exova specialises in testing across a number of key sectors from health sciences to aerospace, transportation, oil and gas, fire and construction.