Quality assurance company Intertek has opened a laboratory offering tests for aircraft operators and MROs in the UAE.
The Sharjah laboratory offers the firm’s AeroCHECK suite of tests, which include analysis of oils and fluids used in engines, gearboxes, auxiliary power units and hydraulic systems.
The site also offers fuel analysis, microbiological contamination tests, water testing, filter debris analysis, grease testing and component mode-of-failure analysis.
The Sharjah laboratory is Intertek’s third, adding to its sites in the UK and Singapore, and means that analysis turnaround time for customers in the region has been cut from 24 hours to two hours.
Opening the UAE site has also enabled Intertek to offer customers in the Gulf 24-hour support and AOG services.