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.
AAI Opens Test Facility for Composite-Based Aircraft
March 30, 2009