Arcadia Aerospace appoints Byron Vines director of NDI

Vines will oversee nondestructive inspection operations for the Punta Gorda, Fla.-based composite component manufacturer.

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On Feb. 11, Arcadia Aerospace Industries LLC (Punta Gorda, Fla.) announced that it had hired Byron Vines as the company's director of nondestructive inspection (NDI) operations.

Vines brings to Arcadia more than 28 years of composite NDI experience and the benefit of significant relationships with a broad spectrum of aerospace OEMs. Arcadia officials believe that Vine's knowledge of aerospace programs and the challenges they face will be a great resource and advantage for Arcadia going forward as the firm executes its vision of partnering with their customers to improve current and future NDI applications.

“Byron is a great asset to our team with extensive manufacturing expertise, allowing Arcadia to deliver value-added solutions complementing our customers’ core competencies,” says Charles Bushman, president of Arcadia Aerospace.

Located on the grounds of the Punta Gorda Airport, Arcadia provides aerospace composite component manufactures solutions for inspection, engineering, quality and special process manufacturing. Specializing in Nadcap-accredited nondestructive Inspection of composite airframe components, the company has developed waht it calls state-of-the-art, application-specific automated systems that dramatically reduce inspection time. The increeased efficiency of inspetion is helping manufacturers meet their rate commitments for aerospace primes such as Boeing and Airbus.

For more information, contact Arcadia Aerospace, 28000 Airport Rd., A-11, Mooney Ave., Bldg.  #110, Punta Gorda, FL 33982; Tel.: (94)9) 205-5700; E-mail:; Web site: