LONDON, UK – May 6, 2016 – Element Materials Technology will be showcasing its world-leading capabilities in hydrodynamic ditching testing of scale models at the forthcoming Farnborough International Air Show 2016. For the first time, Element’s Engaged Experts will be on hand to provide consultation and expert comment built on the company’s experience in this field that has been developed over the last forty years. Element's Warwick laboratory is one of only a select few in the world with this capability, with its critical industry importance demonstrated by 2009’s Hudson River landing by a commercial airliner.
Protecting passenger safety through the structural integrity of the aircraft, Element designs and implements test programs in collaboration with Aerospace industry Primes, as well as developing scale models, to be used as part of airworthiness compliance verification programs to demonstrate the related airworthiness regulations of FAR25. This allows Primes to gain approval from national and international Aviation regulators, such as the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), to fly over sea.
Charles Noall, President and CEO comments: “The Farnborough Air Show is a unique opportunity for us to engage with Aerospace industry partners about Element’s technical capability in this critical area of Aerospace development. We will be discussing our leading-edge capabilities in hydrodynamic ditching, one of the most critical and arguably under-utilized tests in the sector. It supports the safe development and manufacture of the next generation of airframes by bridging computational and real-world physical testing, to deliver repeatable results and very accurate data to ensure passengers remain safe in the event of the type of circumstances seen in the Hudson River landing.
“Our Engaged Experts have worked on the development of these testing methodologies for many decades and their experience in model design and manufacture using proven techniques really sets us apart. Recent projects Element has been involved in include the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and the CASA EADS CN235-300M. This experience puts us at the forefront of new developments in modeling technology, particularly instrumentation, which allow us to continually improve the quality of our data and, ultimately, the service to our clients.”
Engaged Experts from Element’s global platform will be discussing Element’s capabilities in the Aerospace sector at the forthcoming Farnborough International Air Show 2016, which takes place at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, UK on July 11-15. Element will exhibit in Hall 4 at stand D141.
“Our Engaged Experts have worked on the development of these testing methodologies for many decades and their experience in model design and manufacture using proven techniques really sets us apart.”
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