Element, an independent provider of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the aerospace industry, has been awarded merit status within the Airbus Qualified Test Method List (QTML) for three of its laboratories, in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Lancaster, UK and Los Angeles, USA. Element has a further 10 Airbus-qualified laboratories, which the company expects to join the merit program in the future as further evaluations take place.
The Airbus merit programme was introduced to distinguish the best-performing laboratories within Airbus’ QTML, with only 13 other laboratories worldwide having achieved merit status for delivering continued high performance and excellent service.
Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace at Element, said: “We have 13 Airbus-qualified laboratories in total, which reflects our strong partnership with Airbus and our ability to deliver results on a large scale. Further merit status audits are being conducted and we will be pleased to see other Element laboratories achieving the accolade and cementing our status as one of the aerospace industry’s leading test service providers”.