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CTL and BAE Systems Aerostructures Sign 5 year Agreement

07 October 2005

Composites Testing Laboratory (CTL) of Ireland and BAE Systems Aerostructures of the UK have signed a 5 year preferred supplier agreement for all composite material testing.

Details of the agreement were announced by Mr Micheál Martin, TD, Irish Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on Thursday.

Under the terms of the agreement CTL, who provide testing services to composite material manufacturers in Europe, will be the preferred testing laboratory for all composite material testing requirements for BAE Systems Aerostructures.

Making the announcement at an Enterprise Ireland business function in London Minister Martin said: “This is a great vote of confidence by BAE Systems Aerostructures in the capability of CTL. For the past 2 years CTL has been carrying out First Part Qualification testing of civil aircraft structures for BAE including the Airbus A380 Inboard Outer Fixed Leading Edge composite panels. It is a credit to CTL operating out of An Spidéal that it is the only independent accredited testing laboratory in the EU specialising in composite materials”