Aerospace Testing Lab

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At ATS we provide an expansive list of services that support the aerospace industry and its affiliates. As a multifaceted company with many testing and inspection labs we have been serving clients since 1967.

ATS Departments Serving Aerospace Industry:

  • Environmental Testing
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Calibrations

As an industry that relies on safety and performance with extensive regulation oversight, it is imperative that testing and inspections are of the highest quality. The need for material verification, testing and analysis of components and structures may include but are not limited to nondestructive testing, materials testing, mechanical testing, environmental testing, and calibration.

ATS’ ability to provide a broad array of services affords our clients the advantage of quality control, production aspects, and data management and analysis. Our extensive aerospace testing lab experience spans airframe structures and materials, turbine engine components, composite testing, hydraulic and pneumatic component testing, and more of civilian or military aircraft.

Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

NDT inspections are commonly performed in the aerospace industry. These evaluations provide operators and manufacturers a degree of certainty when their systems and components are determined to be safe and structurally sound during continued operation. However, NDT inspections may reveal findings compromised by fatigue, corrosion, improper materials, poor manufacturing processes, and/or weldment issues. ATS’ aerospace testing lab has multiple FAA repair station certificates in multiple states and Nadcap accreditation for nondestructive testing.

NDT Services:

  • Eddy Current - ET
  • Infrared- IR
  • Liquid Penetrant - PT
  • Magnetic Particle - MT
  • Radiography - RT
  • Ultrasonic Testing - UT
  • Visual Testing - VT

Nadcap Accreditation

ATS offers inspection and testing services that are backed by advanced accreditations and certifications. After meeting the requirements of a comprehensive and arduous audit conducted by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), ATS has obtained the accreditation to provide Nadcap NDT services to the aerospace industry.

Nadcap Certification:

  • Nondestructive Testing Facility Eddy Current
  • Nondestructive Testing Facility Penetrant
  • Nondestructive Testing Magnetic Particle
  • Nondestructive Testing Facility Film Radiography

Materials Testing

ATS offers in-depth assessments to assist in identifying material performance. These failure analyses can be performed on various materials, properties or composites. Our aerospace testing lab utilizes the latest technology to gather quality data, test reports and certificates with account to the material tested in meeting compliance.

Materials Labs:

  • Chemical Analysis
  • PMI – Positive Material Identification
  • Metallurgical Analysis
  • Engineering Analysis

Mechanical and Environmental Evaluations

Mechanical testing on aerospace components help determine property strength and material behavior when exposed to external forces, pressures, and environmental conditions. Awareness of your systems’ limitations provides safety, dependability, and avoids unexpected delays.

Mechanical Services:

  • Bend
  • Charpy Impact
  • Flange
  • Flaring
  • Flattening
  • Micro-Hardness
  • N-Valve
  • Pressure - Hydrostatic
  • Pressure - Pneumatic
  • Reverse Bend
  • Reverse Flattening
  • Rockwell Hardness
  • R-Valve
  • Tensile
  • Tension

MIL STD 810

ATS offers environmental testing that is compliant with the requirements of MIL STD 810. We rigorously test aerospace components and/or equipment for environmental stresses and conditions that replicate the normal life cycles in design deficiencies, materials, and manufacturing processes in an effort to certify your component to MIL STD 810.

Environmental Services:

  • Accelerated Weathering
  • Altitude
  • Coating and Coating Wight Thickness
  • Cyclic Corrosion
  • Humidity
  • Salt Spray/Fog
  • Shock
  • Solar
  • Thermal
  • UV
  • Vibration
  • Xenon

RTCA DO 160 Testing

ATS complies with the RTCA DO-160 standard for environmental condition and test procedures for airborne equipment established by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA). Complete list of Testing Applications

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Calibration Services

We offer full metrology services in calibration and dimensional inspection. Our capabilities include avionics test equipment calibration, electronics calibration, mechanical calibration, standards calibration, dimensional inspection, and we represent over 40 leading metrology manufacturers for new/replacement measuring & testing (M & T) equipment. Our state of the art laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 and is equipped to calibrate most M & T equipment from torque, pressure, calipers and micrometers to advanced avionics test equipment. In addition, our calibration lab provides on-site calibration services for most M & T equipment.

Calibration Services:

  •  Avionics test equipment calibration
  •  Dimensional inspection
  •  Electronics calibration
  •  Mechanical calibration
  •  Standards calibration

In a versatile approach, ATS provides world-renowned services delivering safe and quality assured solutions within compliance and regulatory guidelines. Our forward-leading aerospace testing lab and overall experience allow us to provide accurate and results-based outcomes as an economical and responsive answer for our clients in the aerospace testing industry.