Resonate Testing Showcased R&D on Global Stage at FAA Conference

Resonate Testing will attended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 10th Triennial Fire and Cabin Safety Research Conference in New Jersey, USA last week as the company secured an opportunity to present its research findings during the three-day event.

Following recent work with the FAA Tech Centre in Atlantic City that saw Resonate Testing assist with the design and introduction of ‘The Sonic Burner’, a kerosene burner for fire testing, the company has secured two presentation slots at the prestigious event.

The Triennial conference takes place every three years and is one of the leading conferences globally to inform the international aviation community about recent, ongoing and planned research activities in transport category airplane fire and cabin safety.

Olivia McAvoy, Graduate Engineer at Resonate Testing, presented the company’s research and development findings in hazard minimisation in aircraft. The company replicated aircraft conditions and what would happen to structures, which inadvertently suffered from small gaps and holes, in the event of a fire. The work directly challenges assumptions and is aimed at the continuous development and application of ever-improving best practice during aircraft design and development.

Additionally, Resonate Testing is the only UK or European fire test laboratory working to support the introduction of a new globally standardised and accepted kerosene burner, and presented a comparison on two different types of burners, the Carlin and Sonic, during the conference.

Speaking about the opportunity, Olivia said, “Hazard minimisation in aircraft is hugely important and when we realised that there was no current data available, we knew that this was an area that needed to be explored. Resonate Testing is an innovative organisation, and we have no doubt that this is just the beginning of much more investigations in this area. I enjoyed presenting our findings at the conference and learning from those in attendance to see how we can further develop our R&D.”

Managing Director at Resonate Testing, Tom Mallon, added, “It’s important that our team understands the importance of supporting the wider aerospace community, whilst also using R&D to sharpen our knowledge and experience to ensure we meet our customers’ needs. The R&D that has been conducted to date will support future discussions on hazard minimisation on aircraft, that will hopefully be continued following the conference. We’re proud to be championing this research.”

Resonate Testing has extensive experience providing high quality testing and certification services to global customers across all industrial sectors.