Element is the largest, independent provider of materials testing, product qualification testing, calibration and advisory services to the global Aerospace Testing sector.


We provide a comprehensive range of destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection services for a wide variety of materials, components, products and systems to all of the Aerospace Primes and their supply chain partners, to help them to develop better products, get them to market on time, save time and money, and to minimize the risk to their business through their materials and product development activities.


Element has over 100 years’ experience in both commercial and military aerospace testing and more than 3,000 technicians, engineers and scientists dedicated to supporting the sector through its entire product life cycle – from R&D into manufacture, life extension and onto disposal. When combined with our 29 Nadcap accredited laboratories, with 41 different Nadcap accreditations, global and local quality credentials and many Aerospace customer approvals, we have an international capability, footprint and geographic reach that is unrivaled in the Aerospace Testing, Inspection and Certification industry.


We exist to provide one thing to our customers – Certainty. Everything we do is designed to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and services they deliver are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.


That is the Certainty of Element.

Aerospace Solutions

Applying our 190 years of experience to solve our customers technical and commercial challenges

Better Products

Helping our customers to develop the best materials and products possible, to meet the ever-evolving needs of their customers.

Time to Market

Helping our customers to get to market on time, so that they can maximize the business opportunities available to them.

Save Time & Money

Helping our customers to save both time and money by leveraging our global  capabilities, knowledge, capacities and processes.

Minimize Risk

Helping our customers to make certain that their materials, products & systems are always safe, quality compliant & fit for purpose.

Our services

Aerospace Avionics

Aerospace Avionics

Find out how Element ensures that the hundreds of complex electronic systems that control individual functions in a modern aircraft continue to operate in all operating conditions and environments.

Windmilling Testing

Aerospace Engine Testing

Find out how Element makes certain that aircraft engines meet all safety standards and testing requirements, even in the eventuality of a catastrophic, fan blade out event.

Element Jupiter Fuel Systems Feature

Aircraft Fuel System Testing

Element's fuel system testing program is among the most advanced and comprehensive in the aerospace industry, giving you confidence in the reliability, endurance, and safety of the aircraft.

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Aircraft Landing Gear

Fuselage Landing Gear and Wings

Find out how Element ensures that all parts of an aircraft's body panels, landing gear, and wings perform optimally in all operating and environmental conditions to deliver aircraft and passenger safety.

Aircraft Cabin

Aerospace Interiors

Find out how Element tests airplane cabin materials, textiles, and products to see how easily they ignite, and how they react when burned to maintain passenger safety on aircraft.


Nadcap Accreditation

Find out how being Nadcap accredited helps Element to make certain that the materials and products we test for our clients are always compliant, safe, and fit for purpose for the Aerospace industry.

Environmental testing

Product Qualification Testing

Find out how Element helps its Aerospace customers to develop better components, products and systems; to get them to market on time; save them time and money; and to minimize the risk associated with their product development and production activities.

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Fatigue Testing

Materials Testing

Find out how Element tests metals, alloys, polymers, composites and ceramics to help our Aerospace customers to make certain that their materials are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose once in service.

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Calibration Services

Element is the single point of contact for all your instrument calibration, service, and administration needs.  Our laboratories perform ISO/IEC 17025 accredited or traceable calibration at the right quality level according to your requirements. 

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Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.