Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways Engineering, a subsidiary of the Etihad Aviation Group, and Lantal Textiles AG have launched the first Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East, for regional customers like VIP operators, MRO organisations, design and production organisations as well as cabin interior suppliers.
The new Lantal laboratory which is located inside the Etihad Airways Engineering facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport will provide services that include flammability tests, seat cushion tests, heat release and smoke tests, according to a source.
The laboratory will conform to ISO 17025 quality management standards, and all testing will be done according to the Airworthiness Regulations FAR / CS 25.853, it said.
Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways Engineering, said, “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.”
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.”