Applus+ Laboratories is a strategic testing and certification partner for the aerospace and defense industry. Our main headquarters located in Spain, but we also boast with a global network of multi-technological laboratories, specialized in materials, structures, EMC, environmental and cybersecurity testing.

We support our clients in their electrification strategies supplying testing solutions for electric power drives, batteries (RTCA DO-311), and components (RTCA DO-160, MIL and DEF STAND), including high voltage systems.

We are accredited by the Spanish Centro Criptológico Nacional as a cybersecurity lab, and provide support to developers and vendors to include their products into the Spanish Catalogue CPSTIC.

Our mechanical laboratories in Spain and Germany are a European benchmark for ASD and have been involved in the main aircraft and helicopter programs, from materials and components testing up to full-scale aircrafts.

Our engineering teams develop turnkey test rigs, test benches and test systems. We combine our multidisciplinary engineering capabilities with our unique testing expertise to manage highly-complex, custom projects


Electrical and Electronic Equipment:

  • EMC, electrical, radio, environmental, vibration and fire testing: RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, DEF STAN 00-35 y DEF STAN 59-411.
  • Large facilities for components and vehicles: Full-vehicle EMC chambers (up to 5m wide x 5 m high, and 50 tones), shakers up to 200 kN vibration, multi-axial test systems (MAST) and walk-in climatic chambers.
  • Specific equipment and know-how for electric power drives, HV systems and batteries testing (RTCA DO-311).


  • Accredited labs for cybersecurity evaluations (Common Criteria, Lince, SOG-IS) by the Spanish OC-CCN (Centro Criptológico Nacional).
  • Guidance to form part of the Spanish CPSTIC Catalog as ´Qualified Products´ or 'Approved Products'
  • Pentest and vulnerability assessment experts for hardware, software and communication cyberattacks, with special expertise in cryptographic evaluations.

Materials, Components, and Structures:

  • Materials testing for composites, metals, polymers & coatings. Accredited labs for aerospace and defense programs.
  • Components and structures testing, from elements to full-scale testing of complete aircrafts. Large and versatile facilities in Spain and Germany. In-house development of test rigs and tooling.

Ad-hoc engineering of test solutions combining mechanical, hydraulic, software, automation, robotics, NDT and metrology capabilities:

  • Test rigs for mechanical and durability testing on components.
  • Test benches for all types of applications, including power train components and other rotary applications
  • Test systems to control and command electronic components during functional tests, including hardware-in-the-loop systems.
  • Applus+ Laboratories is involved in FCAS programme, as part of the Spanish industry, in the following pillars: New Generation Fighter, Engine, Remote Carriers, Combat Cloud and ELOT.
  • ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for a wide range of tests
  • Nadcap accreditation to test metallic and non-metallic materials
  • Accredited Security lab for LINCE evaluations
  • Accredited Security lab for COMMON CRITERIA evaluations
  • Accredited Security lab for evaluations under SOG-IS technical domains
  • Customer Approvals: Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence & Space, Boeing, Safran, Rolls-Royce, ITP, Embraer, amongst others.
  • EU Notified body for several directives and regulations, including Radio Equipment Directive and UAS Regulation.





Campus UAB - Ronda de la Font del Carme s/n
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)




+34 935 67 20 00


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FEINDEF will provide unprecedented levels of access to the new European defense market, reinforcing the implementation of initiatives in the fields of: collaborative research, capacity development, promotion of investment in the European defense supply chain and creation of the Single European Defense Market.


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+34 91 496 06 05