Atlanta, GA (May 21, 2008) — Epps Aviation at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport was recently awarded a contract for nondestructive testing of aircraft by a contractor for the U.S. Air Force. The agreement calls for the teardown and inspection of an improved design area of the U.S. military’s largest cargo aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy.
Epps receives these test articles and performs a meticulous disassembly to facilitate an intense nondestructive evaluation and provide data back to their customer. This data will be used to sustain the life of an existing aircraft, prove the design of a new model, or substantiate an improved design. This new contract will provide data to the Epps customer to keep the C-5 in the air with an improved design for greater performance and capability.
The experienced team of sheet metal artisans, NDT technicians, and ASNT NDT Level III at Epps has been providing our Department of Defense a cost effective and timely means of keeping U.S. troops safe in the air. Epps Aviation is pleased to play this integral role in the support of our country’s armed forces for the past five years serving the Navy as well as the Air Force.
Founded in 1965 by Pat Epps, Epps Aviation is an independent full-service FBO spanning 21 acres at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, GA. Epps offers complete aviation services including 10 charter aircraft, maintenance, avionics, nondestructive testing, aircraft management, sales and service. As one of Atlanta’s largest FBOs, Epps employs more than 200 personnel and boasts eight hangars and multiple T-hangars for their nearly 100 based aircraft customers. Epps services approximately 2,000 additional independent aircraft a month. For further information on Epps Aviation visit www.eppsaviation.com/epps.html.