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Published: 8/21/2017

FACC receives Boeing qualification for active thermography
FACC is the first Boeing supplier in the world to use “active thermography” in component testing.

Published: 7/24/2017

MC-21 engine nacelle approved by aerospace consultancy
Nacelle Systems Consultancy, based in Northern Ireland, has approved the nacelle for the composites-intensive PD-14 engine, made by Moscow-based United Engine Corp.

Published: 7/21/2017

Gearing Scientific adds testing capability
Gearing Scientific Ltd. (Ashwell, UK) reports that it has invested in a TA Instruments TMA apparatus for testing coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) of solids, which, the company notes, for composites can be in any direction at all.

Published: 7/17/2017

Large-scale test frame operational at San Diego Composites
The frame is currently used to test SDC-made structures, but will also join the SDC suite of testing services.

Published: 7/10/2017

Aeroblaze expands flammability testing
The expedited testing for quality control offers a 1.5-day turnaround and reduced rates.

Published: 7/10/2017

NIAR adds NDI capabilities
National Institute for Aviation Research adds digital x-ray and 3-D computed tomography.

Published: 6/30/2017

Element completes Exova acquisition
The new Element Group will consist of 200 laboratories located in more than 30 countries.

Published: 6/5/2017

Leaders in automotive industry attend Road 2 Composites workshop
Representatives from more than 70 companies, including GM and Tesla, and 180 industry experts attended the two-day Road 2 Composites Workshop.

Published: 4/10/2017

Safran Nacelles launches new automated NDT platform that combines infrared thermography, augmented reality
This process was devised for the A320neo LEAP­1A and A330neo Trent 7000 nacelle programs.

Published: 3/3/2017

Tecnatom, Airbus develop new ultrasonic laser inspection system
tecnaLUS is a new robotic system to inspect aerospace parts during the production process.