Component &
Systems Testing

Improve Time to Market and Increase Capacity

Every component, system, and subsystem that goes into something as complex as a turbine engine must be exhaustively vetted and tested for both safety and regulatory compliance. Often, these requirements compromise time-to-market and stretch the capacity of already overloaded systems.

But - it doesn’t have to be that way.

With Intertec, you can obtain expert component certification and validation, on-time and on-budget. To keep your project running smoothly and safely, we ensure requirements flow validation and conformity inspections, in addition to compliance in:

  • DO-160
  • ARP4754A
  • DO-178
  • DO-254

Quality Results, Tried and Tested

Experienced in Component & Systems Testing

With Improved Insights
Intertec can Manage End-To-End Validation

Intertec’s extensive engineering experience allows us to gain a comprehensive overview of all testing requirements for any system or component, ranging from machined parts, castings, and forgings to complex components. 


Verification matrix for technical requirements


Data analysis


Compliance analysis


Test environment set-up


Ongoing test support

Cut Out the Middleman

We work with your engineers, vendors, and technicians to reduce risk without compromising time-to-market. With our integrated approach, we’ve got you covered throughout the entire lifecycle, from stress and material stress to full-fledged system verification.

By partnering with Intertec, you will obtain support from:

  • FAA/EASA recognized certification experts (FAR23, FAR35, DO-160, DO-178, DO-264)
  • Industry-recognized independent design reviewers
  • Subject matter experts with hundreds of years of combined engineering experience

Intertec will ensure that each and every component is tested and verified for optimal performance. With scalable engagement models, we will provide exactly the support you need, when you need it.

No matter how complex the project, Intertec will handle it - improving test accuracy, time-to-market, and scaling your team’s capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is component and systems testing?
Component and systems testing is the process of evaluating the performance and functionality of individual components and complete systems. This includes both hardware and software components and can involve a wide range of tests. The goal of this testing is to identify any issues or defects in the system and ensure that it performs as intended.
What are the common types of tests used in component and systems testing?
  • Functional testing: Used to evaluate the functionality of a system and ensure it meets requirements and performs as intended. 
  • Performance testing: Used to evaluate the performance of the system and ensure it meets required specifications and performance goals. 
  • Reliability testing: Used to evaluate the reliability of the system and ensure it can operate over time without failure. 
  • Compatibility testing: Used to evaluate the compatibility of the system with other systems or different environments.
  • Security testing: Used to evaluate the security of the system and ensure it’s protected against unauthorized access or other security threats. 
  • Usability testing: Used to evaluate the usability of the system and ensure that it’s easy to use and understand. 
  • Stress testing: Used to evaluate the system’s availability to operate under extreme conditions. 
How do you ensure that a system is tested thoroughly and completely?
  1. Define a comprehensive test plan
  2. Use a variety of test methods
  3. Test the system under different conditions
  4. Test the system at different stages of development
  5. Use automated testing tools
  6. Use formal testing methods
  7. Involve different stakeholders
  8. Use testing standards
What are common challenges encountered during component and systems testing?
  • Limited resources: Testing can require significant resources such as personnel, equipment, and time. 
  • Limited system access: The system being tested may not be fully available for testing or may be in a remote location.
  • Complex systems: Testing complex systems can be challenging as it requires specialized knowledge or equipment. 
  • Changing requirements: As the development of a system progresses, the requirements for the system may change.
  • Short testing window: Testing windows can be short, especially when the system is being developed on a tight schedule.
  • Integration and Interoperability issues: Testing systems made of multiple components can be challenging as it’s difficult to ensure the system is integrated properly.
  • Environmental factors: Testing systems in different environments can make it difficult to replicate the conditions. 
  • Test automation: Automating tests can be complex and time-consuming as it requires specialized knowledge and skill.
  • Test data management: This requires time and resources to create and maintain test data.
What is the process for reporting and documenting the results of testing?
  1. Test execution
  2. Test results documentation
  3. Defect reporting
  4. Test report generation
  5. Test report distribution
  6. Defect tracking
  7. Test data management
  8. Record keeping
How do you handle retesting when issues are found during testing?
  1. Defect identification: Any issues found during testing are identified and documented.
  2. Defect resolution: the development team will analyze the issue and determine the cause. Next, they will develop a plan to resolve the issue and implement changes.
  3. Defect verification: The issue is verified to ensure that it has been resolved correctly.
  4. Retesting: The system is retested to ensure that the issue has been resolved.
  5. Defect closure: If the issue is resolved, the defect is closed, and the system is considered to pass the test. 
  6. Test report update: The test report is updated to reflect the new results, including any issues found and resolved. 
  7. Communication: The development team and test team will communicate the results of the test to relevant stakeholders. 
  8. Test data management: all test data and results will be properly managed and kept for future reference.

Intertec Engineering provides engineering solutions with a team of experts

No matter how complex, we manage every project from conception to completion