Skandia Inc. Flammability Testing Laboratory Receives Additional Engineering and Testing Approvals from Airbus
Now approved for testing material(s) to Heat Release, Smoke Density & Toxicity Testing standards
Skandia Incorporated has received notice from Airbus that their Flammability Laboratory has earned additional testing approvals as an Airbus approved flammability laboratory. In addition to the flammability engineering and lab testing approval given to Skandia in 2015, Skandia now has authorization to engineer and burn aircraft cabin materials to test to heat release, smoke density and toxicity standards.
This new level of Airbus supplier approval was earned by Skandia after an exhaustive and lengthy on-site review of Skandia systems, equipment as well as engineering test planning and processes.
Skandia is one of only a few engineering flammability laboratories in the world to earn this Airbus flammability engineering and testing approval.
Skandia Vice President, Jarod Triplett, comments on the effort required to achieve this new status. “Airbus is a company that demands exceptional quality from its vendors and suppliers. And we expected the process to be rigorous and thorough. Flammability safety is an area that can’t be compromised. Our engineering and leadership team approached this project knowing it would be tough, but the results for Airbus, its suppliers and ultimately passenger safety make the effort worthwhile. Adding Skandia as a supplier for testing this area of flammability criteria gives Airbus confidence in using our team and provides a greater level of convenience for all of Airbus’ cabin material suppliers.”
Airbus will experience better efficiency in this new scenario, allowing for a more seamless approval and acceptance of product qualification.