Structural Health Sensors Come Of Age

SMS PM200 tester
Sensors installed on a Boeing 737 aft pressure bulkhead and the PM200 tester.
Credit: Structural Monitoring Systems
A technology that can expedite the process of inspecting aircraft structures for cracks received FAA approval on March 3. While the supplemental type certificate (STC) applies to one specific application, which would be installed in one specific area of the aircraft, expect others to follow. The...

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