Quality Magazine

AAI Opens Test Facility for Composite-Based Aircraft

March 30, 2009

PUNTA GORDA, FL-Inspection provider Arcadia Aerospace Industries (AAI) has opened a nondestructive inspection (NDI) and portable coordinate measurement (PCMM) facility at its Punta Gorda, FL, headquarters. The facility will be used for the inspection and testing of composite-based aircraft.

Major aircraft manufacturers have accelerated their shift from all-metal airframes to lightweight composite parts, says AAI. Inspection and testing of these parts is critical, and, without specialized equipment, it can be both labor intensive and risky.