Non-Destructive Testing

Non-destructive Testing (NDT) is a group of techniques to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. With the help of NDT one can detect cracks or any other irregularities in the airframe structure and engine components which are not visible to the naked eye. The testing methods enable us to inspect various materials such as aluminium, titanium, composites and steel.

NDT inspection by EN 4179

Eddy Current (EC)

  • Rotary inspection of holes
  • Standard surface inspection, blends
  • Conductivity testing
  • A/C type-specific repetitive tasks

Ultrasonic (UT)

  • Phased Array
  • Thickness measurement
  • A/C type-specific repetitive tasks

Infrared Thermography (IR)

  • A320 elevator inspection
  • A320 rudder inspection
  • Other applications

Dye Penetrant Inspection

  • Full support for wheel & brake shop
  • Inspection with portable equipment on aircraft

Magnetic Particle Inspection

  • Full support for wheel & brake shop
  • Inspection with portable equipment on aircraft

ELCH Inspection

  • A320 rudder inspection

Other Methods in Cooperation with our Nominated Level 3:


The “Hardness Testing” – Magnetic MRO facilitates a high-precision hardness tester which enables us to test a large variety of materials. We can work both with Rockwell and Rockwell superficial scales. Hardness testing is primarily used as a mandatory method of testing after heat treatment of metals before their usage on structural repairs.

Hardness Testing

  • Rockwell hardness (scales: HRA, HRB, HRC)
  • Rockwell superficial (scales: HR15N, HR30N, HR30T, HR15T)

Heat treatment is a metalworking process which involves the use of heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve a desired result such as hardening or softening of a material. Magnetic MRO owns and operates a specially designed furnace which conforms to Aircraft OEM standards. We are able to fully support aircraft structural team requirements and serve third party orders. The oven has inner dimensions of 750 x 1000 x 750 mm , operates up to a maximum of 850 degrees celsius and runs programs to treat all popular aerospace metals such as, but not limited to: 2000 and 7000 series aluminium, corrosion-resistant steel (CRES) and treatment of rivets.