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Ultrasonic Inspection of Aerospace Structures and Components

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Are you ready to embark on a journey to become an expert in Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) for aerospace structures and components?

What will I learn

Are you ready to embark on a journey to become an expert in Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) for aerospace structures and components? Our intensive Level I/II course meticulously aligns with the rigorous syllabus requirements of ASNT-CP-189, SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, BS EN 4179, and PCN. This course caters to engineering inspectors at all experience levels who are seeking formal training and qualifications in this specialized field.

Course Highlights:

Theory and Practical: This immersive 80-hour (10-day) training program offers a balanced curriculum, dedicating 50% of the course to comprehensive theory and the other 50% to hands-on practical application. You will develop a strong foundation in ultrasonic inspection techniques through extensive practice, all under the guidance of seasoned instructors and using state-of-the-art inspection equipment.

Course Content:

Our comprehensive course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Introduction to ultrasonics, the nature of sound, and its transmission.
  • Methods for generating and receiving ultrasonic energy.
  • Types of transducers with detailed explanations of their components.
  • Ultrasonic energy's modes of travel within materials.
  • Calculations about beam characteristics of various transducers.
  • Ultrasonic energy reflection at material interfaces.
  • Equipment components, types, and display methods for ultrasonic information.
  • Factors influencing ultrasonic resolution and sensitivity.
  • Calibration and performance checks for ultrasonic test equipment.
  • Immersion scanning techniques and setup procedures.
  • Sizing of discontinuities using established methods.
  • Preparation of inspection techniques and report writing, with a focus on precise specification interpretation.


  • Throughout the course, students undergo continuous assessment, including homework assignments, progress tests, and both theoretical and practical end-of-course examinations.

Certification Options:

Upon successful course completion, students have the opportunity to take approval examinations in Ultrasonic Inspection at Level I, II, or Level III. These examinations align with industry standards such as SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, or BS EN 4179, following their respective company's written practice.

Level III Services:

The International School of Aerospace NDT goes beyond education and serves as an outside agency, providing Level III services as defined in the industry documents mentioned above. We offer expert inspection services for aerospace applications.

Prepare yourself for a rewarding career in Ultrasonic Inspection of aerospace structures and components. Whether you're entering the field or seeking to enhance your existing skills, our course equips you with both the knowledge and practical capabilities needed to excel in this critical domain.

About this institute

Institute Name : The International School of Aerospace NDT Limited

Language : English

Charge : Paid

Location : Beech Avenue

Mode : Online

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The International School of Aerospace NDT Limited is a British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing accredited training school for all methods of aerospace NDT and is recognized as a  BINDT-approved outside agency, by the requirements of the UK NANDTB.

ISA NDT  is conveniently situated at Norwich International Airport, just a short taxi ride away from Norwich city center, the thriving historical hub of the east.

With over 50 years of combined experience in the aviation and non-destructive testing industry, the School has an enviable reputation with practical and theoretical testing techniques. Consequently, we travel all over the world to train and certify students and attract students from all over the world to our premises in the UK.

With our purpose-built 200kV Radiographic and Isotope Exposure Room, automatic film processing facilities, and laboratories utilizing state-of-the-art equipment supplied by leading manufacturers, we make it our priority to offer students hands-on experience with the latest NDT equipment.

Classrooms come equipped with computer and WiFi access, as well as air-conditioning to ensure a comfortable learning atmosphere for all our students.

Light lunches are available in our student lounge, or nearby pubs and cafes. As a service to our customers we offer corporate-rated accommodation, from guest houses to 5 Star Hotels, The accommodation suppliers list is available on request.

“Our aim at ISA is to make learning as enjoyable as possible; student welfare is therefore always of the highest priority.”

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