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Aerospace and Aviation

From aircraft manufacturers dealing with leading-edge technologies and materials, to airports and airline operators, safety is an integral part of every operation in the aerospace industry.Aerospace Sector

For almost fifty years, we at HSL have helped to make air travel safer, faster and more efficient. Our experts have helped the industry make improvements, and apply learning from incidents such as the Concorde crash. We continue to use our independent, cutting-edge research to find solutions to current safety issues, and those that the aerospace industry may face in the future.


Why choose HSL?

  • At HSL we are able to measure air pollution, noise and other environmental factors, as well as providing help and advice to lessen their impact on employees and the wider population.
  • Our staff are world-leaders in their fields, with particular expertise in the use of composite materials and lithium ion batteries, as well as behavior change and the role of human factors in health and safety. We help our clients improve their businesses, by providing practical solutions to complex issues.
  • New technologies need to be tested and evaluated for performance, and to ensure that safety is not compromised. Our unrivalled facilities mean that we test to the highest standards. This includes being able to carry out fire safety tests to the ISO2685 standard, impact tests up to Mach 3, battery safety tests and electrostatic measurements in aviation fuel.
  • We are independent and have our own strategic research programme, while working routinely in partnership with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and with industry leaders like Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Boeing. By working with us you are able to tap into the latest thinking on key industry topics.

How can we help?

As a world-class health and safety facility, we will work with you to find practical  solutions to the issues you face. We offer problem-solving, experimental testing and safety engineering, bespoke research and expert advice on the management of risks.

Examples of how we've helped companies in the aerospace sector include:

  • Measuring, benchmarking and improving safety culture.
  • Identifying improvements and interpreting guidance from the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).
  • Carrying out metallurgical analysis of standard hardware parts and testing to relevant standards.
  • Assessing and improving ergonomics.

To discuss how we can help you with any health or safety related issue, contact our Aerospace Sector Manager, Nigel Moss: Telephone +44 (0)1298 218443; Email:


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To discuss your needs, please contact  Nigel Moss

T: +44 (0)1298 218443