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Test laboratory

Lantal's laboratory is authorized to perform all airworthiness tests of relevance in the aircraft industry. The test facilities are also available to third-party customers.

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On an ongoing basis, our in-house laboratories test flammability, toxicity, smoke density, pilling, wear, abrasion, colorfastness and many other parameters.

The laboratory in Rural Hall is FAA-certified, while the laboratory in Langenthal is authorized to perform aviation textile tests pursuant to FAA/JAA guidelines. As a significant asset in the production process, our Production Organization Approval (POA) allows us to issue EASA-recognized test certificates to our customers.

  • In conncetion with the Production Organziation Approval (POA), Lantal's lab was audited by the FOCA.
  • Besides the flammability tests according to FAR / CS 25.853 for aircraft interior materials, we have the equipment for many other tests as well.
  • The combination of approvals pursuant to EASA Part 21 J of Lantal’s subsidiary ASI and the approval of Lantal pursuant to EASA Part 21 G makes it possible to manufacture various parts for refurbishment, retrofits and OEM projects as well a pneumatic components and to deliver such items with an EASA Form 1.
  • Lantal’s in-house laboratory is accredited as a center for fire tests pursuant to ISO/IEC 17025. This approval allows the lab to conduct fire tests listed in the scope of accreditation on materials and components used in aircraft interiors.
  • Flammability test - as per specification FAR/CS 25.853, App. F, Part I, 12 or 60 sec. vertical, horizontal, 45˚ test for cargo compartments
  • Flammability test for complete seats  - as per specification FAR/CS 25.853, App. F, Part II
  • Smoke test – as per specification Airbus Directives (ABD 0031) or Boeing Specification Support (BSS 7238)
  • Toxicity test – as per specification ABD 0031 or BSS 7239
  • Heat release rate (OSU test), smoke – as per specification FAR/CS 25.853, App. F, Part IV/V
  • And many more – for example: Carpet wear test, peel test, abrasion resistance, electrostatic propensities, pilling, colorfastness, perspiration, dry cleaning, rubbing, etc.
  • In connection with the Design Organisation Approval our CVE Cabin Safety is able to witness your tests