Wilcox also holds an A&P certificate and an FAA-ODA certificate for Engineering Structures/Flammability and Manufacturing Inspection and Conformity and has worked in the Flammability Lab for 12 years. Ball has worked in the Flammability Lab for 15 years.
The team plans to have the equipment set up and operating by March 2021. Performing these burn tests in-house means neither Duncan Aviation nor its customers will have to wait for results to ship from other test labs, nor will they be subject to another lab’s scheduling priorities. Because the tests are done in-house, customers will get their test results directly from their Duncan Aviation project manager as part of their delivery package, providing a single point-of-contact for all of their Flammability test data.
“Our in-house testing capabilities will reduce wait times for results by several days,” says Barker. “Our customers are welcome to visit the lab and ask questions, as well.”