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Applus+ (formerly Caparo Testing Technologies) has a long and well established reputation for providing a first class, reliable and responsive NDT inspection service to the aircraft industry. Our Client portfolio includes aircraft operators located around the world, maintenance organisations (MRO’s) as well as countless approved suppliers to these sectors and we have a proven record for providing our NDT inspection services internationally at very short notice.
As a leading aircraft NDT inspection company in the UK, our highly experienced and qualified specialists travel from our UK based NDT Facilities to many parts of the world to provide the necessary NDT support in response to ‘Aircraft On Ground’ (AOG) situations. Our management acknowledges that in such circumstances, response times are of the essence and accordingly we operate a 24 hour, 7 day a week system throughout the year to ensure that our technicians are en-route, on site and undertaking the NDT inspections as quickly as possible at all times.
Amongst our many accreditations Applus Aerospace is approved to carry out aircraft NDT inspections on all aircraft and engine types, as well as materials, components and structures under the regulatory Approvals listed below:
  • EASA Part 145 (European Aviation Safety Agency) – Approval Number: UK.145.01351
  • FAA Part 145 (Federal Aviation Administration) – Approval Number: T99Y399N
  • TCCA (Transport Canada Civil Aviation) – Approval Number: 809-04
The main methods we offer for aircraft inspection and testing are: 
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Radiography Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Fluorescent Dye Penetrant Testing
  • Thermographic Testing
  • Bond Testing
We are also approved for particular specialist tasks such as:
  • Phased Array Ultrasonic testing of Rolls Royce Trent 700 Engines
  • IAE V2500 Aero Engines as per Service Bulletin SB72-0615 (HP Compressor Stage 3-8 Drum)
  • Thermography inspection of Rudder Side Panels (All Airbus types)
  • Pulse Thermography inspection of Rudder Side Panels (All Airbus types)
  • Thermography inspection of A320 Series Elevators 
  • Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing of Fuselage Scribe Lines (All Boeing Aircraft types)
Our highly experienced and qualified specialist Technicians are available to travel to any part of the world to provide the necessary NDT support in response to ‘Aircraft On Ground’ (AOG) situations.

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