Aviation & Industrial Service

Managing quality

We provide professional QM services to the global aviation, automotive, mechanical and plant engineering industries at our site in Friedrichshafen.

Well-known companies, such as EADS Germany, Liebherr Aerospace, Rolls-Royce Germany or Airbus appreciate their cooperation with us.

As an aviation production and maintenance organization we have all the relevant approvals and know the requirements of the industry.

In addition to destructive and non-destructive testing, we carry out demanding measurement tasks and have an excellent calibration service.

We have a long tradition in the production of high-quality and reliable welded structures made from aluminium and steel designed specifically for aviation applications.

We develop appropriate quality management systems for our customers and guide them through to certification. We place value on their high practical relevance.

From an as-is analysis, the implementation of workshops and internal audits, support in the preparation of documentation and training of employees through to certification, we are a professional partner.



Head of Business Unit Aviation & Industrial Service

Tel. +49 7541 202 1446

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Material testing

  • Zeppelin Quality Service Werkstoffprüfung
  • Zeppelin Quality Service Werkstoffprüfung
  • Zeppelin Quality Service Werkstoffprüfung
  • Zeppelin Quality Service Werkstoffprüfung
  • Zeppelin Quality Service Werkstoffprüfung

To the very limits and beyond

Destructive material testing is an essential element for good quality assurance. Zeppelin tests its materials mechanically to their very limits. We test the strength, elongation and hardness of the materials used, amongst other things. We adhere to standard values or test in accordance with individual customer specifications.

A variety of test processes are available for non-destructive material testing. Two quality criteria are decisive with each choice of testing technology in order to achieve a satisfactory result: the testing laboratory's equipment and the expertise of its personnel.

We have state-of-the-art test facilities and an extensive range of equipment. Our qualified inspectors (up to level 3 in accordance with EN ISO 9712 / EN 4179) are all experienced professionals. Our processes have been checked by an independent institute (Performance Review Institute) on a regular basis for many years. We fully satisfy the requirements of the NADCAP accreditation called for within the aviation industry. Our experts are also in demand within the field of pressure equipment (HP 5/3 DGR).

Our personnel is extremely well qualified and equally dedicated and committed. For example, on-site visits with our mobile X-ray tubes are an obvious service for our customers.

Types of destructive material testing provided by Zeppelin
  • Tensile testing
  • Bending testing
  • Hardness testing
  • Micro and macro sections (weld seam testing)
  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy(mobile)
  • Determination of retained austenite (weld seam testing)
Types of non-destructive testing provided by Zeppelin
  • Dye penetrant testing
  • Fluorescent penetrant testing (washable and post emulsifiable test systems)
  • Magnetic particle testing (static or mobile)
  • Surface pre-treatment (degreasing and pickling baths available)
  • Ultrasonic testing (composite components for the aviation industry, weld seams, also mobile)
  • Radiographic testing (X-ray bunker, microfocus tubes, direct emitter)
  • Determination of conductivity (exchange testing)

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Our customers

How can you recognize satisfied customers? They keep coming back. Our customers appreciate our work and rely on our advice. We enjoy the confidence of our customers and we do everything to keep it that way.

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Downloads Brochure / Certificates / Terms

  • Zeppelin Quality Service - Quality management

    PDF 1,05 MiB

  • DEKRA EN 9100 2009

    PDF 341,73 KiB

  • Terms and conditions Quality Service / Technology Center

    PDF 101,41 KiB

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