Interest Soaring

Interest Soaring

It is every airline’s worst nightmare: an undetected crack developing on an aircraft that leads to an extreme event in flight, such as the explosive decompression of Aloha Airlines flight 243 that swept a flight attendant outside the Boeing 737 to her death in...
Monitoring Structural Health

Monitoring Structural Health

Monitoring Structural Health Delta TechOps is working on an innovative approach to airframe structural health monitoring (SHM) using embedded comparative vacuum monitoring (CVM) sensors to detect the formation of cracks in critical load-bearing structures. Read the...
Sensory Detection

Sensory Detection

Sensory Detection Developments in techniques for detecting cracks and structural defects could yield monitoring systems that enhance safety while reducing inspection time and cost. Two technologies in particular show promise. One is comparative vacuum monitoring (CVM)...
Sensors Signal When Damage Is Detected

Sensors Signal When Damage Is Detected

Sensors Signal When Damage Is Detected Sensors that can find fatigue damage, hidden cracks in hard-to-reach locations, disbonded joints, erosion, impact damage, corrosion and other defects commonly encountered in aging aircraft are now being developed and studied by...