Presentations
Seattle, Washington

September 17-20, 2018

2017 A4A/NDT Forum presentations
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Presentations

8:30-15:00

SAE AMS K Meeting – Non Destructive Methods and Processes Committee

From 11:00

REGISTRATION

15:00

NDT Network Meeting

18:00

EXHIBIT HALL OPENS

18:00- 20:00

WELCOME RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL Sponsored by: A4A

From 7:00

REGISTRATION

7:00

Breakfast – Sponsored by Techna NDT

7:00

Exhibit Hall Opens

8:00

2017 NDT FORUM OPENING SESSION John Ellington, A4A NDT Network Chair, FedEx Express

8:15

Welcome Keynote – Jim Sokol, President MRO Services – HAECO Americas

9:00

Nondestructive Testing can Turn Destructive – Sam Tucker, United Airlines

9:30

Eddy Current Inspection “Yesterday and Today’s Technique’s “ – Larry Culbertson – NDT Solutions (NDTS)

10:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK – Sponsored by Machida

10:45

Product Technology Showcase – Olympus – James Bittner

11:00

ECA: A Major Leap for Reliable Measurements Over Conventional Surface NDT Methods Used in Aerospace Industry – Renee Piccitto – Barfield

11:30

Survey of Operator Engine Borescope Practices – Don Duncan – American Airlines

12:00

LUNCH – Sponsored by Vibrant

13:30

Product Technology Showcase – TESTIA – Bastien Ehrhart

13:45

AutoRepair – Hand in Hand with the Robot – Michael Ernst – Lufthansa Technik

14:15

Product Technology Showcase – Dolphitech – Thomas Berg de Jose

14:30

Improvements in NTM Procedures and Evolved NDT Technologies for Imminent Use in In-Service Inspections – Airbus – Alvaro ESPADA TEJEDOR

15:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK – Sponsored by TESTIA

15:45

Product Technology Showcase – American Stress Technology – James Thomas and Wade Gubbels

16:00

Aircraft Engine RVI Resolution Requirements – Charles Janecka – Olympus

16:30

Product Technology Showcase – Ether NDE – John Hansen

16:45

SAE Committee K Update – David Geis

17:00

Sensitivity of DR Flat Panels and Micro Focal Spot X-Ray Generators Make Digital X-Ray Imaging Very Efficient for Aeronautic Maintenance – Nicolas Poelst – X-RIS SPRL

18:00

HOSPITALITY SUITES OPEN

From 7:00

REGISTRATION

7:00

Breakfast – Sponsored by Southwest Airlines

7:00

Exhibit Hall Opens

8:00

2017 NDT FORUM DAY TWO OPENS John Ellington, A4A NDT Network Chair, FedEx Express

8:05

Welcome

8:10

15th Annual Better Way Award Presentation

17:30

NDI Capabilities Required to Support Big Data Initiatives – Jeff Register – General Electric

9:15

Product Technology Showcase – Brulin – Jeff Beard

9:30

Adoption of SHM Systems to Address Families of Aircraft Integrity Checks – Dennis Roach – Sandia National Laboratories

10:00

Product Technology Showcase – Thermal Wave – Steve Shepherd

10:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK – Sponsored by Machida

11:00

Moving the Industry Forward with Structural Health Management (SHM) – David Piotrowski – Delta Air Lines

11:45

Lunch – Sponsored by United Airlines & A4A

13:15

Product Technology Showcase – GE – Bill Hudson

13:30

A Study to Improve Open Hole Eddy Current Inspections – John Linn – The Boeing Company

14:30

Product Technology Showcase – DÜRR NDT GmbH & Co – Steve Jelfs

14:45

Refreshment Break – Sponsored by 8 Tree

15:30

Development of an On-Wing Ultrasonic Inspection Kit – David Craig – Pratt & Whitney

16:00

Development of an On-Wing Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection Technique – Gianluca Piroddi – Rolls Royce

16:30

Remote FPI – Jean-Pierre Coulette – Safran Aircraft Engines

18:00

Hospitality Suites Open

8:45

Making dent-mapping easy: A Case Study – Arun Chhabra – 8-Tree

From 7:00

REGISTRATION

7:00

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – Sponsored by

8:00

2017 NDT FORUM DAY THREE NDT Network Chair’s Report John Ellington – FedEx Express

8:15

Newest Requirements for LED UV Lamps used in Magnetic Particle and Penetrant Testing – Marc Breit – Secu-Check

8:45

FAA reorganization Update – Rusty Jones – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

9:15

Safety Management System (SMS) – Terry Mitchell – United Airlines

9:45

Developing a Phased Array Ultrasonic Training Program – Mick Patino – American Airlines, Inc.

10:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK – Sponsored by FedEx

11:00

Improvement of Aircraft Mechanical Damage Inspection with Advanced 3D Imaging Technologies – Mark Maizonnasse – Creaform

11:30

A4A “Roll Call” – Group Discussion of Airline “Hot Issues” Moderated by John Ellington, FedEx Express

12:00

Grand Prize Drawing (Sponsored by EC/NDT) and Wrap Up

12:15

LUNCH – Sponsored by America Airlines