Tue 02, Jul 2019
Hexcel, Progen and Future Aerospace on June 27, 2019, celebrated the official opening of their new joint venture laboratory and materials testing facility in Shanghai, China.
Future Aerospace Hexcel Commercial Composite Testing Limited (FAHCCT) will offer China with a world-class laboratory for aerospace standard materials testing that will provide technical services including support with materials qualification for commercial aircraft programs. Planned activities at the site will include mechanical and chemical testing of composite laminate specimens (including fatigue performance), material qualifications, and provision of support for customer supply chains in China.
This extensive new laboratory will have more than 1,000 square meters of floor space and will be fully operational in the coming weeks with 18 technicians to perform highly reliable testing of composite materials for commercial aerospace customers in China and the wider Asian region.
The new laboratory has been awarded with AS9100 certification in May 2019 and will work on existing and future aerospace customer specifications using state of the art equipment and standards that are already in use at other Hexcel facilities worldwide.