01 August 2003
01 August 2003
Composites Testing Laboratory (CTL Tastail Teo) has been selected by BAe Systems (Aerostructures) to carry out a 2-year programme of Aircraft Component Part Qualification for the civil aerospace industry.
CTL Tástáil Teoranta carries out accredited testing for the European advanced composites industry, from its base in Galway, Ireland.
The Part Qualification of civil aircraft components requires full mechanical, physico-chemical and fractographic analyses of structural and non-structural composite wing components for both existing and new civil aircraft projects.
Mr. Paul O’Neill, Senior Materials & Processes Engineer at BAe Systems (Aerostructures), said that “CTL were selected from a list of established international companies for the contract and have been successful in meeting the demanding timescales and deliverables of this major programme of work since it began in November 2002”.
CTL Managing Director, Dr. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, said that “it is very important for CTL to have won such a prestigious testing contract from one of the leading aerospace companies in the world, especially since it was achieved in the face of strong international competition”.
Dr. Ó Brádaigh was speaking at the company’s Open Day in Galway, where customers from Britain, Germany, Denmark and the United States had travelled to view CTL’s new testing facilities and to meet with staff. This the second major testing contract that CTL have won in the last three months, having been awarded a major testing contract from the European Space Agency in May of this year.
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