Thompson Aero Seating Opens Dynamic Testing Facility

14 November 2023

Martin & Hamilton are delighted to see the completion of the new Dynamic Testing Facility for Thompson Aero Seating at Banbridge. This is the first of its kind in Ireland or the UK. The Dynamic Test Facility will allow the company’s engineers to reproduce the dynamic conditions of a full-scale aircraft crash event, in a safe and controlled environment. 

Martin & Hamilton delivered extension and alteration works at the Banbridge Engineering Centre along with formwork & 600 cubic metres of concrete works to exacting requirements in preparation for the specialist machine installation.

Thompson says that having this facility on site will gives the company “a huge advantage” in the aircraft seating industry, giving its engineers greater opportunity to explore innovative and lightweight seating designs.

“We are delighted that our new Dynamic Test Facility is officially open and operating. The significance of this new state-of-the-art facility cannot be over emphasised in terms of the opportunities it provides,” said Keith Anderson, CEO of Thompson Aero Seating. Congratulations to all at Thompson Aero Seating leading the way globally in aircraft seat design.

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