Visual inspection is a routine and crucial activity that takes place throughout the entire lifetime of all fixed wing aircraft, from manufacturing to sustainment. Inspections can take place for any number of reasons — from routine maintenance to damage assessment due to unplanned incidents during operation.
Because of the importance placed on safety and proper risk management, all aircraft spend many hours, or even days, undergoing inspection to ensure they continuously meet stringent requirements and are certified for flight. As a result, inspection makes up a substantial portion of the ongoing cost of operation.
NGRAIN offers complete solutions that can expedite inspections throughout the entire MRO lifecycle, and ultimately improve the accuracy, reliability, and objectivity of reported results.
Accurate, reliable, and objective
Minimize reliance on subjective judgments in all aspects of the inspection process.
Expedite routine inspections
Reduce the manual labor involved in conducting inspections.
Reduce sustainment costs
Improve the ratio of hours spent in flight to time spent in maintenance.
Identify issues early
Catch and address concerns before they become expensive to fix.
Spot every concern
Find potential issues that could be overlooked in a manual inspection.
How it works
Take accurate, high resolution scans of aircraft using a 3D scanner. Fully automated options are available for a complete, hands-free setup.
NGRAIN automatically identifies and measures damage, such as dents caused by hail exposure or holes caused by lightning strikes.
Hail Damage Assessment
Unforeseen dents and dings caused to fixed wing aircraft that have been exposed to hail add up to a considerable expense in aircraft MRO. Only NGRAIN offers inspection technology that enables even the most minor damage to be detected and measured (e.g. shallow dents, or potential damage less than 1mm in diameter), surpassing the results of manual inspections or even the techniques employed in metrology circles today.
Lightning Strike Damage
Inspecting aircraft for damage following a storm continues to be a visual inspection challenge for maintainers. NGRAIN can equip maintainers with the capability to automatically identify potential damage due to direct lightning strikes, including isolating and determining the severity of damage to aircraft, such as the presence of holes and their entry/exit points, ensuring that all damage has been properly identified and assessed.
Why work with NGRAIN?
NGRAIN has a strong 15+ year history in the aerospace world, working with many of the most prominent aerospace and aviation companies in the industry. NGRAIN solutions have enabled maintainers in 27 countries around the world to save time, improve quality, and ensure that MRO activities are done right the first time.
Working with you, we ensure we only deliver capabilities that result in real business value.
History of success
Deployed in demanding environments with organizations that include all branches of the US Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, and many others.
Fully objective, AI-based assessment
Only NGRAIN offers technology that combines 3D and AI to facilitate accurate, fully objective inspections without dependencies on CAD or reference nominals.