AIM Composites’ test laboratory has gained approval from the authority of the NADCAP Management Council for Non Metallic Materials Testing (NMMT), making it one of the first UK test laboratories to receive this accreditation. It also complements the company’s existing UKAS accreditation.
Dominic Moore, test laboratory manager, said: “NADCAP accreditation is an important part of our continued progression plan, which includes the improvement of our Fire and Chemical Analysis and Mechanical Performance test laboratories, supporting both production programmes and the increasing requirements from our third-party customers.”
NADCAP is fully supported and adopted by major OEM aerospace manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce and their supply chains.
Chris Leese-Wood, managing director at AIM Composites, said: “The NADCAP approval is part of our strategy to become the leading aerospace test lab in Europe. As well as investing in our facilities and staff, we are looking to secure additional approvals for CS23 and reinstate our mechanical approvals to provide a complete service to our customers.”
An upgrade AIM Composites’ facilities is due for completion in the first quarter of 2017, which will expand the company’s capabilities to support additional research and development projects.