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Nondestructive inspection of aging aircraft
Author(s): Peter Samsonov
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Paper Abstract

The inflight structural failure of an Aloha Airlines 737-200 in April, 1988 brought international attention to the ageing aircraft issue and caused operators to improve inspection and maintenance procedures for their fleets. The use of nondestructive visual inspection equipment such as borescopes, fiberscopes and videoimagescopes allow maintenance personnel to inspect internal aircraft structure for corrosion and fatigue without costly and time consuming disassembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2001, Nondestructive Inspection of Aging Aircraft, (3 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163849
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Peter Samsonov, Olympus Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2001:
Nondestructive Inspection of Aging Aircraft
Michael T. Valley; Nancy K. Del Grande; Albert S. Kobayashi, Editor(s)

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