Element's FAA-approved flammability laboratories specialize in providing flammability testing for the aircraft interiors industry.
Measuring flame characteristics of plastics and textiles, flammability testing of aircraft interiors is a vital part of any aerospace qualification program. These flammability tests measure how long it takes airplane cabin materials and products to burn, how easily they ignite, and how they react when burned.
A thorough and accurate test program limits your exposure to risk and the serious threat of smoke toxicity, ignition, and harmful by-product damage.
Element’s FAA flammability testing
Element offers aircraft interior flammability testing with active approvals from some of the world’s largest aerospace companies, including Boeing and Airbus, as well as regulatory agencies like the FAA and Nadcap.
Our highly trained staff has years of experience testing aerospace materials so that you can be certain in your results. We work closely with FAA designated engineering representatives (DER) who are available for consultation as needed.
As the largest independent provider of testing services for the global Aerospace sector, Element is a single-source partner with an unrivaled portfolio of testing operations and capacities. You can combine your aircraft interiors testing with accredited programs, such as RTCA DO-160, to ensure the safety and reliability of your materials.
For more information about our interiors flammability testing, or to request a quote, contact us today.
Flammability test methods for aircraft interiors
Element offers a full suite of flammability testing for aircraft interiors.
Our labs can assist with characterizing burning properties, smoke analysis, and other flammability tests, including:
- FAA flammability
- OSU heat release rate
- NBS smoke density
- Smoke toxicity testing
- Determination of toxic products of combustion
- Vertical ignition (vertical burn)
- Horizontal ignition
Standards we test to
AITM 2.0002, AITM 2.0003, AITM 2.0004, AITM 2.0005, AITM 2.0006, AITM 2.0007, AITM 2.0038, AITM 2.0008, AITM 3.0005
American Society for Testing & Materials
ASTM D568, ASTM D635, ASTM E662, ASTM D3801, ASTM D4804
BSS 7238, BSS 7239, BSS 7230, BSS 7322
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Regulations
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