Lufthansa Technik recently opened a new chemistry laboratory, which has been integrated with the existing metallurgy lab in a new building at its home base in Hamburg, Germany.
With these facilities, the company has new capabilities at its disposal for comprehensive testing and materials research for the development of aircraft cabin products. One of the new capabilities is a fire safety lab for testing the flame retardant characteristics of materials used on board.
“For aircraft cabins in particular, ever shorter innovation cycles make it important to be able to understand and assess materials and their relationships down to the last detail,” said Dr Christian Siry, head of central materials technology, Lufthansa Technik.
“Only with this knowledge is it possible for engineering to develop solutions for our customers and produce them in our own workshops in the shortest possible time. In connection with the required certification processes, the labs and the specialists in central materials technology also provide crucial ideas and save a lot of time, which is very important in view of the multistage iterative processes that are often needed. The investment in the new facilities gives us many more capabilities than we previously had.”
April 17, 2015