LONDON, UK – A new agreement between Element Materials Technology (Element) and GE Aviation provides Element customers with access to GE’s comprehensive product qualification testing (PQT) capabilities.

Building on a 50-year relationship between the two companies, Element expands its current capabilities, providing PQT customers with a broader range of testing in GE Aviation’s 40+ global testing facilities. GE Aviation’s unparalleled capabilities include testing at temperatures above 1400°F and pressures up to 1000 psia to simulate the extreme conditions that exist inside today’s advanced engines. Combining the capabilities of GE Aviation’s test services (here) with Element’s existing PQT capabilities gives customers access to one of the most comprehensive arrays of product qualification testing available globally.

Rick Sluiters, EVP for Aerospace at Element, said: “We have a proud history of supporting GE’s core businesses – aviation, power, renewable energy and healthcare. I am delighted that we have been able to further cement our relationship through this unique partnership. Combining Element’s access to customers with GE’s testing strength is a win-win for both companies, as well as for aerospace PQT customers across the world.”

Nate Roedig, general manager of Test Systems Engineering & Flight Test Operations for GE Aviation adds, “We are excited to be working with Element to provide the same high quality testing capabilities and service to Element customers that we use every day to test GE Aviation’s engines, materials and components”.

An engine inside a test cell.

 

About Element

Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Energy; and Fire & Building Products sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

We exist to help our customers make certain that their materials, products and systems are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging almost 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

On December 31, 2019 Element acquired PCTEST and announced the creation of a fifth sector – Connected Technologies – to provide leading global technology customers with wireless device and application testing and certification services.

About GE Aviation

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, avionics and electrical power systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at http://www.ge.com/aviation.  Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.

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Media contacts:

Diana Milford, Element Materials Technology          T: +44 (0) 131 333 8052          E: [email protected]

Catherine Heiman, GE Aviation          T : +01 513-800-4855          E: [email protected]

Devan LaBrash, Pagoda Public Relations          T: +44 (0) 131 556 0770          E: [email protected]