Fluorescent magnetic particle inspection on a generator dampener plate.
Nondestructive testing, or NDT, is a method of testing for defects in materials without destruction of the materials.
There is some form of NDT testing on nearly every aircraft inspection. It is often required to test aircraft parts, assemblies and other materials to determine if useful life remains or if cracks or corrosion hide below the surfaces.
Eddy current, dye penetrant, ultrasonic and magnetic particle inspections are all NDT methods used for required NDT testing. For major structural inspections on several aircraft models, NDT x-rays are required.
Duncan Aviation has one of the highest skilled in-house non-destructive testing teams in the industry. All technicians are trained and certified for basic Falcon NDT and several certified for advanced Falcon NDT testing.
It is what they do full-time every day, day in and day out. They do not divide their time with other areas and work NDT part-time.
The team currently has 8 certified NDT technicians, but to meet increasing demands, both internal and external, more certified NDT technicians are being added.
Capabilities in Lincoln, Nebraska, are being expanded to include Bombardier Global and Embraer aircraft. And an NDT lab will open soon in Provo Utah.
Duncan Aviation believes that being prepared to meet the smallest needs of every customer has the biggest impact and has invested millions of dollars in tools, equipment and talent to quickly and efficiently provide for required aviation maintenance services.
Keep reading about Duncan Aviation’s NDT capabilities and what sets us apart from other MRO service providers.