Independent UKAS accredited testing laboratory and certification body, Wintech Testing & Certification is pleased to announce a further investment back into the business with the refurbishment of a key tool when it comes to testing – its aircraft engine.
Not, perhaps something most people expect to see every day, the Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp (R-2800) aircraft engine in situ at Wintech’s UKAS accredited laboratory in Telford is designed to – quite literally – whip up a storm. It was modified to create the type of extreme winds that customers’ products have to resist during the testing process and its upkeep is essential, as Technical Director, Mike Wass, explains: “When customers come to our laboratory they are keen to see the various testing services we offer in action, and the dynamic Watertightness test performed by our aircraft engine always generates a great deal of interest.
“It is a vital piece of equipment in the testing process for us, and as such, investment in its maintenance is crucial. We recently sent it for a general MOT and refurbishment in order to ensure that it continues to perform in the way it is supposed to on behalf of our customers. As you might imagine, an aircraft engine MOT is a significant investment. But, with new customers joining us all the time to take advantage of the extensive range of test solutions on offer, and new business generated by the recent launch of our WinMark Enhanced Security Certification schemes, not only does investment in our equipment keep us ahead of demand, but the growth we have experienced allows us to put back into the business in order to future proof it going forward.
“Our commitment to the business does not end there. We will, over the coming weeks have some more exciting developments to share, so watch this space. In the meantime, we’d love to hear from anyone looking to ensure their products comply with the latest regulations and standards, or who would simply like to see the aircraft engine in action for themselves.”
For more information about the WinMark schemes from Wintech Testing & Certification please call 01952 586580 or visit www.wintechtesting.com.