Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Nextant Aerospace provides expert inspection services in the eddy current, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, and liquid penetrant non-destructive testing methods. Our NDT inspections are performed in strict adherence to manufacturer requirements, industry standards, and all applicable ASTM, API, ASME, AWS and SAE specifications. All inspection services are available at your facility or at our NDT Laboratory.

NDT testing at Nextant Aerospace
NDT services at Nextant


  • Eddy Current – Surface Scan, Bolt Hole, Conductivity, Nonconductive Coating Measurement and WeldScan®.
  • Ultrasonic – Longitudinal & Shear Wave Flaw Detection and Thickness Gauging.
  • Magnetic Particle – Wet, Fluorescent, Horizontal FWDC Bench and Wet or Dry Portable Yoke.
  • Liquid Penetrant – Fluorescent and Visible penetrant testing in Method “A” and “C” removal techniques.
  • Composite Material Bond Test and Core Damage Capable


  • Certified Level 2 & 3 in accordance with ASNT’s SNT-TC-1A and CP-189 documents, NAS-410 and ATA-105
  • Cessna Approved NDI Facility
  • Level 1, 2 and 3 training/ education services
  • TCM 6-cylinder Engine Crankshaft UT Authorized
  • AWS QC-1 Certified Welding Inspector with D1.1 Endorsement

Cessna 177 / 210 Spar NDT Inspection

Are you affected by the recent Textron Mandatory Service Letters addressing potential fatigue cracking and corrosion damage in the lower carry-thru spar on Cessna 177 and 210 models? Nextant Aerospace provides NDT inspection through eddy-current for Cessna Model 177 (SEL-57-07) and Cessna Model 210 cantilever wing airplanes (SEL-57-06). Contact our NDT team today to schedule your inspection.

Cessna 177 and 210 spar failure NDT testing



Shawn Ehrhart

Director of NDT

(216) 265-1045

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