According to Lamborghini, the certification is a first for the automotive industry and recognises the car maker's technological leadership in research and development in the field of composite materials.
Thanks to its collaboration with Boeing and its Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL), the Lamborghini research laboratory in Seattle, USA, a carbon fibre composite chassis repair service has been provided since 2011, which assists the Lamborghini sales network around the world.
The repair service is offered through experts known as 'flying doctors', who have undergone initial training at the Boeing Repair Department, with further in-depth training at Abaris Training Resources Inc in Nevada, where they obtain the Advanced Composite Structures Damage Repair qualification, recognised by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
“Quality is a fundamental value in our company philosophy and underlies our success," says Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini's President and CEO.
"We are therefore proud to be the first automotive company on a global level to receive this certification, which marks a further milestone in achieving the complete satisfaction of each and every customer.”
The certification was issued for the requirements of accountability, traceability, reliability, punctuality and accuracy of the service offered by Lamborghini following a series of audits performed by TÜV Italia experts.
Lamborghini's current models are the Aventador, which is built around a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque, and the Huracán, which has a hybrid aluminium/CFRP chassis. The company manages the entire CFRP process in-house, from simulation to design, production, testing, quality control, and repair.