The how, when, and where of nondestructive testing

Sept. 28, 2023
There are many kinds of nondestructive testing (NDT) methods and knowing when, where and how to properly use each is crucial, Walker Jaroch reports for Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis., - Nondestructive testing (NDT) is crucial and varied, with different methods fulfilling different roles in the crusade to detect otherwise obscured damage, Walker Jaroch reports for Aircraft Maintenance TechnologyContinue reading original article.

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28 September 2023 - Sean Walty, NDT Director for Jet East Aviation, said there are five major NDT disciplines. “Here at Jet East, we have multiple technicians certified in all five methods: Eddy Current Testing (ET), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Liquid Penetrant Testing (FPI), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), and Radiographic Testing (RT),” he said.

In aviation, certification is obtained as inspectors through NAS-410 (Qualifications and Certifications in NDT). The requirements for training and certification are established by National Aerospace Standard (NAS) 410. These standards cover various aspects, including visual acuity tests, classroom hours, and experience hours. NAS-410 outlines the different certification levels and their respective roles and duties, said Walty.

“We all start as NDT trainees and progress through each level of certification by completing classroom training and accumulating experience hours. The certification process is rigorous, requiring a substantial number of experience hours and classroom training,” he continued.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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