Element's FAA, Airbus and Boeing approved flammability lab specializes 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. Generally covering cabin materials of an airplane, these flammability tests measure how long it takes materials to burn, how easily they ignite, and how they react when burned. A thorough and accurate test program limits your exposure to risk and to 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 of experts include FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DER) and professionals with years of experience testing aerospace materials, so you can be certain in your results.

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, Airbus and Boeing, 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. 

Aircraft Interior Flammability Testing Services
FAa Flammability testing for aircraft interiors

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
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Standards we test to


ABD 0031

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

FAR 25.853

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