Aerotech Inspection & NDT Ltd have recently been audited and subsequently approved to perform radiography and computed radiography for Boeing components in the UK. This further enhances Aerotech’s portfolio of approvals giving the authority to cover even more customer requirements in the UK aerospace industry.
Boeing need no introduction as one of, if not the biggest aerospace manufacturers in the world. With their recent £130million investment in their brand-new manufacturing site in Sheffield and commercial aviation maintenance hangar at Gatwick Airport, London, their need for UK suppliers has rapidly and substantially increased.
Aerotech were very pleased to be approached to be one of the very few Boeing approved NDT suppliers and were quickly approved to undertake conventional radiography work and computed radiography shortly after.
CR/DR manager Duncan Clarke said “obviously it is important for us to hold as many approvals as we can to cover all our customer requirements. However, it is not as simple as approaching a prime and saying, “we want approval”. When we were approached, we were obviously very pleased that our reputation in the industry had given us the opportunity.”
He went on to say “Aerotech Inspection have had a long association with the aerospace industry with it probably being 80% plus of our work. Given our longstanding approvals for NADCAP and for other aerospace primes the audit passed very smoothly without any non-conformances. I would like to thank Thomas Meader and Jeb Barnes for their time and efforts and look forward to seeing them in future audits”
Managing Director Jim Needham said “it is a testament to all the hard work of our staff over the years that Aerotech have gained a reputation in the industry leading us to this approval. We look forward to supplying confidence in NDT to Boeing along with all our existing customers long into the future”
A link to our approval numbers can be found on the Quality page of our web site or by clicking here https://aerotech-ndt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Approval.jpg