The goal of NDT is to extend the life of components beyond a simple hours-based replacement time. Replacing only those parts that are no longer within manufacturer or regulatory spec helps keep maintenance costs down. Having the country’s leading and best-equipped NDT facility in house allows Hope Aero to quickly process parts through the testing phase, avoiding time-consuming schedule delays that often result from having to outsource NDT procedures.
Often, overhaul expenses can be further reduced when parts can be tested on site, often while still installed on the aircraft, saving the considerable aircraft downtime required in the removal and reinstallation of the parts. Hope Aero can bring all necessary liquid penetrant inspection (LPI), magnetic particle inspection (MPI), eddy current inspection (EC) and ultrasonic testing (UT) equipment right to our clients’ location and perform necessary testing on site.
On-site testing could mean the difference between getting an aircraft back in service quickly and a costly delay. With Hope Aero optimally located within minutes of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport and within easy travel to a number of surrounding airports, even distant customers can enjoy the benefits of our on-site testing capabilities when aircraft movements bring them to the Toronto area.