08 July 2015
First General Engineering Training for NDT on Composite Materials performed at Lufthansa Technik (LHT), Frankfurt, Germany by Testia GmbH on 24-25 June 2015. It was especially addressed to engineers in touch with NDT but nod being licensed NDT inspectors (e.g. engineers for maintenance planning…)
New aircrafts, like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, have more than 50% of composite materials used for wing and fuselage structures.
Even if composite materials are used since decades in the Aerospace industry, the now extensive use in pressurized structure (fuselage) and heavy loaded areas with fuel contact (wing) has opened a new dimension of its usage.
Thus new technologies and applications to maintain and inspect composite structures in an economic way already made its way into the maintenance in the last years.
The performed NDT training for composite structures in maintenance was addressed to the maintenance specialists of LHT in Frankfurt, Germany.
The aim of the training was to show current major and most applicable NDT techniques used for maintenance of (monolithic & sandwich) composite structures in Aerospace.
Beside the theory a strong focus was on practical hands-on sessions, including a wide range of common and newly developed NDT equipment now to be used in CFRP aerospace world (Smart NDT Tool, OMNISCAN, ELCH, Gecko, DolphiCam, FSC1, Exoscan, etc.)
In addition an outlook was given on supporting tools (OMA-Online Maintenance Assistance, MiRA-Mixed Reality Application, SHM-Structural Health Monitoring, etc.).
The training was very well acknowledged by the participants and participants suggested to have this training also for colleagues on other Lufthansa Technik (LHT) sites – it can be expected to repeat this training for other LHT specialists.
News from our spanish subsidiary : ENSIA is performing the inspections of TEAR DOWN Sections 11/12 for A400M program.
06 July 2015
TESTIA will be exhibitor at the next 58th annual A4A NDT Forum, Fort Lauderdale US, September 21-24 2015. Come and visit us booth 26.
19 June 2015
~TESTIA France has delivered a second infrared test bench to Aerofonctions. Following the successful setting up in 2014 of a first test bench, dedicated to the A400M Spinners inspection (dynamic mode), Aerofonctions called up for a study of an inspection solution and also for the delivery of the associated equipment. This new test bench allows, in a static mode, to inspect the different areas of the helicopters floating containers covers. It contains a frame for the IR camera, supported by a “MagicArm”, a frame for the container itself with magnetic fittings and a control box. The heating system was also designed at TESTIA France. It includes a parabolic reflector allowing concentrating the heating power in a smaller area. Last but not least, the new test bench includes new image data processing algorithms. They improve significantly the detectability and sizing of the defects by subtraction of the temperature time profile and are now incorporated in Aerofonction’s version 2 of the ‘IRIS’ post-processing software.
15 June 2015
Come and visit us on Stand G20 Hall 4 - Le Bourget Air Show, Paris
09 June 2015
Le Bourget Air Show, Paris
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08 June 2015
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04 June 2015
News from our spanish subsidiary. ENSIA SPAIN was involved in the 13th AEND Congress celebrated in Seville.
Some of the most important NDT companies in the aeronautical and industrial areas with presence in the Spanish market, have participated in this congress.
From our side, ENSIA not only have had a place to receive our customers and friends but also some of our guys have presented two innovative projects in which Ensia is involved :
Javier Gomez Miñambres : “NDT inspection time optimization during an FTC tst of a full scale component”
Luis Naranjo Castresana : “Study of detectability of fatigue cracks induced by high-frequency aluminum alloys with coatings of different thicknesses”
27 May 2015
A350 mechanical tests follow-up by Digital Image Correlation
This month the mechanical tests campaign for the A350 XWB behavior following a low velocity impact was concluded. TESTIA France provided the support regarding digital image correlation with high speed cameras. This campaign was divided in 2 phases: on a test barrel and on the static test aircraft MSN5000. A total of 10 impacts were recorded with high-speed cameras and the deformation on the fuselage analyzed by digital image correlation.
21 May 2015
TESTIA Group is proud to announce that TESTIA LTD has just been received the confirmation of its BINDT Accreditation! This marks another major milestone in the development of TESTIA LTD and is the result of a very intense and detailed effort in the creation of the many necessary documents and materials plus developing an auditable structure/operating system around them.
13 May 2015
The lightest ultrasound phased array system in the world and the first one to propose assisted diagnosis to non-certified operators.
TESTIA have delivered the first ‘LineTools’ units to AIRBUS, for the A350 XWB, ‘Black Aircrafts’ made of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP).
The development of this product started in 2013. Today we are very proud of the result!
12 May 2015
Testia Germany first NDT device training to an Airline!
During two days, inspectors and NDT specialists from Etihad Airways Engineering were trained on the Exoscan (Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectrometer) from Agilent Technologies.
This NDT method enables the evaluation of thermal damages on composites and is recommended in the Boeing NTM.
The training took place in Abu Dhabi, where Etihad Airways has it’s headquarter.
Besides the training, opportunities of a more intensive relation between Testia and Etihad Airways on NDT topics were discussed.
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