Airbus has granted additional testing approvals to Skandia’s flammability laboratory. In addition to the flammability engineering and lab testing approval given by Airbus to Skandia in 2015, the lab is now authorized to engineer and burn aircraft cabin materials to test to heat release, smoke density and toxicity standards.
This new level of supplier approval was granted following an exhaustive and lengthy on-site review by Airbus of Skandia’s systems and equipment, as well as its engineering test planning and processes.
Jarod Triplett, VP of Skandia commented on the new status: “Flammability safety is an area that can’t be compromised. Our engineering and leadership team approached this project knowing it would be tough, but the results for Airbus, its suppliers and ultimately passenger safety make the effort worthwhile. Adding Skandia as a supplier for testing this area of flammability criteria gives Airbus confidence in using our team and provides a greater level of convenience for all of Airbus’ cabin material suppliers.”