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Digital X-ray and CT Inspection Collaboration

In a first of its kind in European aerospace Testia’s and Airbus’ joint digital X-ray and CT (Computed Tomography) center in Bremen, Germany. provides cutting edge technology and economic solutions for the quality insurance of current and future materials and structures.

The facilities at EcoMaT Bremen include machines for CT Inspection, conventional and digital X-Ray Inspection as well as mobile RT capabilities. Qualified NDT inspectors offer inspection services for a wide range of part shapes, materials and sizes, according to EN 4179 and also ISO 9712.

Digital X-Ray and CT center at EcoMaT Bremen. Photo: WFB / J. Ginter

Collaboration for the Future of Digital X-ray and CT Inspection

Both partners initiated joint research and development activities to ensure on-time availability of inspection solutions for aerospace programs:

Airbus defined AITM (Airbus Industries Test Method) specifications are tested by Testia on-site, prior to publication, in order to validate inspection and to ensure efficient qualification of suppliers.

Testia, as a user of AITMs, provides feedback and improvement suggestions for digital RT inspection approaches, which are taken into account for AITM updates.

Supplier Qualification for AITM – First Time Right

Suppliers wanting to be qualified by Airbus can make use of Testia’s consultancy services to ensure best compliance to AITM due to first-time-right qualification process and benefit from the close collaboration between Testia and Airbus Engineering obtaining time- and cost-efficient digital X-ray inspection solutions.

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