Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has achieved Airbus accreditation for chemical testing that supports aerospace process treatment solutions. Intertek’s aerospace materials and chemical testing laboratory in Derby, UK, is now Airbus approved to perform a series of chemical analysis and tests which are key to monitoring the quality and status of chemical treatment processes used in aerospace manufacturing, thereby helping clients to ensure that processes remain within specification. This approval means that Intertek Derby is now able to perform these tests to support any manufacturers in the Airbus supply chain.
Dr Neil Cook, Laboratory Manager, Intertek Derby said: “The Airbus accreditation is an important step in developing our capabilities to directly meet customers’ needs for high quality materials and chemical testing services supporting the entire aerospace supply chain.”
The Intertek Derby location also achieved Nadcap accreditation for materials testing of thermally sprayed coating in 2012 and further Nadcap accreditation for materials and chemistry testing in June 2013.
These latest Nadcap accreditations are complimentary to those already held by the Derby-based Intertek Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) facility, who are one of the first NDT companies to gain this accreditation and currently have accreditations in NDT, Chemical Processing and Aerospace Quality Systems.
Dr Phil Norman, VP Intertek Life Sciences said “Building on Intertek’s Nadcap accreditation, this latest Airbus accreditation is another demonstration of how Intertek has continued to enhance our service offering to the UK and global aerospace industry, reflecting our position as a global provider to aerospace production supply chains.
Intertek delivers a comprehensive suite of aerospace component testing including NDT, auditing, inspection and quality assurance and certification services. From electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, life cycle performance, radiographic testing and ultrasonic testing to materials and plastic testing and management systems certification, expert testing, certification and consulting services Intertek's services are aligned to the requirements of multinational clients. Intertek’ network of specialist aerospace materials and chemicals laboratories are located in UK, US and Malaysia.