In the aircraft maintenance and aerospace sectors it is critical to be able to document compliance or conformance to the OEM aircraft specifications.
With aircraft repairs by maintenance repair organisations (MRO) the reporting of aircraft damage in order to either repair or to seek assistance as to the disposition of the aircraft is key part of the repair process. Products such as the dentCHECK system from 8tree in Germany help MROs to quickly and efficiently assess the size and position of damage on aircraft allowing them to reduce the time on ground for airline operators.
Other requirements for manufacturing facilities who are producing or repairing aircraft components where there is high value, low volume manufacture, the adherence to quality plans and processes and the conformance to specifications are again crucial. Processes that help speed-up these processes and that led to better quality outcomes are therefore well regarded within the industry. Products such as 4D Inspec from US-developer Nanmetrics helps MROs in the measurement of surface defects in aircraft components which in some cases can’t either be measured and are not able to be quantitatively measured.