Testing Programme

The 2023 Testing Programme will be available by September 2022. However see below a sample sessions from the 2021 programme.

The concept of Urban Air Mobility is rapidly developing, but with little in terms of regulations and understanding the impact on the airspace – what do we have to test for if we have hundreds in the sky? What are the requirements, how do we appropriately test a crash, what about acoustic emissions tests, how to test without autorotation, what about detect and avoid? In this session we discuss some of the requirements and implications.

New Testing Strategies for New Technologies

With maximum aircraft utilization a top priority for profitability at the airlines, aircraft are being worked harder than ever. And it is paying off – the airlines are seeing record profits. All well and good until you think about the usage of the asset. With every hour, every cycle, every landing added to the aircraft, comes the potential for vibration, fatigue, cracking, metal formation in oil, structural degradation and even the eventuality of a catastrophic engine failure like the one that happened on Southwest Flight 1380 in 2018.

Even with record profits, not a single operator can afford a failure like that. And while the aviation safety record is enviable right now, there is no rest or slacking off in the inspections and testing of the equipment in operation in our fleets. Inspection and testing equipment technology is making technological leaps and bounds. Keeping up with those technological leaps is imperative to the safe operation of aircraft that begin aging as soon as they are flown away from the manufacturer.

New Testing Strategies for New Technologies

With maximum aircraft utilization a top priority for profitability at the airlines, aircraft are being worked harder than ever. And it is paying off – the airlines are seeing record profits. All well and good until you think about the usage of the asset. With every hour, every cycle, every landing added to the aircraft, comes the potential for vibration, fatigue, cracking, metal formation in oil, structural degradation and even the eventuality of a catastrophic engine failure like the one that happened on Southwest Flight 1380 in 2018.

Even with record profits, not a single operator can afford a failure like that. And while the aviation safety record is enviable right now, there is no rest or slacking off in the inspections and testing of the equipment in operation in our fleets. Inspection and testing equipment technology is making technological leaps and bounds. Keeping up with those technological leaps is imperative to the safe operation of aircraft that begin aging as soon as they are flown away from the manufacturer.