Composite materials are also being evaluated as a possible remedy for the corrosion and aging issues associated with aluminum aircraft. Composites are not subject to corrosion in the same way that metallic structures are. However, if a metal is being used as a component of a composite material, corrosion could still occur. Therefore, careful considerations and insulation of metal components is a must during the design/development of composite assemblies containing metal.
In addition to its own corrosion-control efforts, Gulfstream relies on operators to share their knowledge of corrosion. The company has formed a number of teams, including a basic maintainability group, a safety review team, and a customer advisory board, to provide feedback on a host of topics, including corrosion.
One of the most diverse nondestructive testing (NDT) methods.
Olympus NDT offers MXE software version 2.0 for the OmniScan MXE flaw detector. The OmniScan MXE offers eddy current (EC) and eddy current array (ECA) technologies that are predominantly used to...