Three ways nondestructive testing helps take aircraft safety to new heights

FORT ATKINSON, Wisc.,- Thousands of people fly every day, so it’s no surprise that aircraft safety is a priority. Nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment enables safety inspectors to examine areas of the plane or helicopter that would otherwise be difficult or even impossible to inspect without component or structure removal that could potentially further damage or decrease the aircraft’s service life, report Aviation Pros.

Three ways nondestructive testing helps take aircraft safety to new heights
Three ways nondestructive testing helps take aircraft safety to new heights
FORT ATKINSON, Wisc.,- Thousands of people fly every day, so it’s no surprise that aircraft safety is a priority. Nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment enables safety inspectors to examine areas of the plane or helicopter that would otherwise be difficult or even impossible to inspect without component or structure removal that could potentially further damage or decrease the aircraft’s service life, report Aviation Pros.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

February 26, 2019-Because flying exposes aircraft to extreme temperatures and stress, it is critical that inspections expose defects that could lead to massive problems down the road - rather, in the air - and need to be discovered as early as possible. Videoscopes can help achieve that. Aviation Pros also dives into another pair of NDTs to help keep air travel safe.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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