Aircraft turbines are subject to ingested foreign object damage (FOD), corrosion, erosion, thermal deterioration, cracking, and distortion. Since the parts that are most vulnerable to damage are not readily available to unaided visual inspection, the only available method to determine the condition of a turbine is the use of a videoscope, borescope or fiberscope.
Borescope inspection of an engine internally “on the wing” for signs of FOD, wear, thermal and mechanical damage is a common practice. Turbine borescope inspections help maintain the reliability of the aircraft gas turbine. This means commercial, military, and business aviation greater safety and more time that an engine can operate on wing without costly and time-consuming teardown and unnecessary maintenance.
Today many aircraft turbine borescope inspections are mandated by the FAA and manufacturers. Our Borescope systems are capable of digitally recording whatever is being inspected and later have it recorded onto a DVD for future reference.