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Aerospace and Aviation

HSE has worked with the Aerospace and Aviation sector for more than five decades and in that time we have helped to make air travel safer, faster and more efficient.

We apply our expertise to everything from braking and fuelling systems to composite materials and battery safety.

Our independent, cutting-edge research continues to find solutions to current safety issues, and those that the aerospace industry may face in the future.

Why choose HSE?

  • Our staff are world-leaders in their fields and can help you to improve your business by providing practical solutions to complex issues.
  • You'll have access to unrivalled facilities which allow new technologies to be performance tested to the highest standards without compromising safety. For example, we can 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 can measure air pollution, noise and other environmental factors, and provide help and advice to lessen their impact on employees and the wider population.
  • 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 such as 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?

We will work with you to find practical, value for money 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 and aviation sector include:

  • certification Fire Proof and Fire Resistance testing to ISO 2685.
  • Providing real data to demonstrate the effect of LI-ion battery failure on aircraft.
  • Measuring, benchmarking and improving organisational safety culture.
  • Identifying improvements and interpreting guidance from the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).
  • Providing an independent review of the risk assessments for air shows

To discuss how we can help you with any health or safety related issue, contact our Aerospace Sector Manager, Nigel Moss: Telephone +44 (0)203 028 2133; Email:

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