Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has been approved by aircraft manufacturer Embraer to provide material testing services through its laboratory in Toulouse, France.
Approval was granted following a technical evaluation of the Toulouse laboratory and all test-related processes including quality management systems. The range of approved testing includes mechanical, corrosion and composites testing, and thermal analysis. Toulouse joins Exova’s Bridgwater, UK laboratory as an Embraer-approved facility, increasing capacity to meet the needs of Embraer’s European operations and supply chain.
Stuart Abbs, European director of aerospace for Exova, said:
“As one of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers, Embraer demands the highest level of expertise from its suppliers. The addition of a second approved European laboratory underlines Exova’s commitment to the provision of technically demanding services to Embraer and the global aerospace supply chain.”
Opened in 2014, the new Toulouse laboratory is one of Exova’s 18 Nadcap approved testing facilities worldwide, offering unrivalled materials fatigue testing capability to the European aerospace sector.
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 121 permanent facilities in 23 countries and employs around 4,000 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.
In aerospace, Exova supports commercial and military primes and their global supply chains via a network of 18 Nadcap approved laboratories worldwide (more than any other independent testing group). It also holds approvals from all major OEMs. It specialises in the provision of mechanical, non-destructive and chemical testing programmes for aerospace composites, alloys and ceramics.