Tests and analyses for the aeronautics industry

Your needs: to design reliable and efficient aeronautical equipment

As major players or subcontractors in the aeronautics or space industries, the quality and reliability of your materials and equipment are paramount to ensure the security of the goods or the comfort the people being transported.

Studying your materials and aeronautical equipment will allow you to increase the performance of your materials (lifespan, weight, noise output) and to optimize your costs (price of materials, maintenance) all while complying with environmental norms.

These challenges prompt you to seek help from a responsive and reliable laboratory offering high added technical value.

Our solution : to assist our clients in the aeronautics industry with analyses and with the development of new materials

FILAB is an independent laboratory situated in the French city of Dijon and is made up of a team of 63 people, including doctors and engineers.

FILAB has been approved by SAFRAN for chemical analysis of metal alloys or of mineral products relating to aeronautics.

With an analytical fleet spread over 2100m² and extensive experience in assisting as part of projects in the aeronautics or space industry FILAB can offer the following services : 


  • Chemical analysis : fluids, industrial oils, resins…

  • Metallic alloy inspection

  • Surface analysis and coating thickness measurement

  • Determination of trace amounts and impurities (heavy metals)

  • Analysis in relation to a regulatory compliance study (AS9100 standard)

  • Material characterization : polymers, composites, metallurgical analysis

  • Powder analysis

  • Thermal analyses

  • Analysis of leachable volatile organic compounds using GC-MS and HS-GCMS


  • Accelerated aging tests

  • Deformulation/Reverse engineering services

  • Failure analysis : fissures, contaminant or particle analysis, adhesive problems, corrosion, metallographic examination, weld analysis… 

  • Assistance in getting cleaning procedures validated

  • Identification of unknown pollutants

  • Regulatory compliance testing (container/contents interactions, extractable and leachable substances)

  • Analytical training and laboratory audits


  • Creation and transfer of new analytical methods

  • Research into substitutions for carcinogens

  • Literature reviews

  • Development of a new chemical formula or of a new material 


  • Organic analysis : GCMS, Py-GCMS, LC-MSMS, GPC, NMR, FTIR

  • Thermal analysis : TGA, DSC

  • Powder analysis : XRD, FEG-SEM-EDS, BET

  • Mineral analysis : ICP, XRD, IC

  • Metallurgical analysis : ICP, FEG-SEM-EDS, SEO

  • Surface analysis : FEG-SEM-EDS, PES, TOF-SIMS

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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