AEM and TESTIA sign Letter of intent for CVM™ installation training
Canadian avionics and sensor manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), and global non-destructive testing consultants and service provider, TESTIA, sign a letter of intent for a new distribution arrangement to provide commercial airline operators and MROs installation training of its Comparative Vacuum Monitoring (CVM™) airframe crack detection compliance sensors.
The non-binding letter of intent sets out the framework for the negotiation of a binding agreement, which will see TESTIA deliver a complete end-to-end installation training program and instruction to airline maintenance teams and third parties, adopting AEM’s airframe crack detection compliance sensor solution for non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections of the B737 Aft Pressure Bulkhead (APB). AEM and TESTIA signed the letter of intent at the Airlines for America Nondestructive Testing Forum (A4A NDT Forum) in Denver, CO.
Present for the signing of the letter of intent were Holger Speckmann, Managing Director of TESTIA GmbH, and Trevor Lynch-Staunton, AEM’s Chief Technical Officer, and lead Structural Health Monitoring Engineer.
While consideration and payment terms of the aforementioned letter of intent are still to be agreed, the binding agreement is expected to be signed within the next three months.
“Supporting AEM by providing training and installation services around the CVM™ technology, and being a reliable partner, fit into the future strategy of TESTIA as an end-to-end provider of Structural Health Monitoring solutions,” says Speckmann.
CVM™ is the first FAA certified, non-destructive, failsafe at-the-gate structural monitoring solution for achieving condition-based maintenance. The technology is already installed on 26 of Delta Air Lines’ 71 B737 aircraft and is expected to significantly reduce the time and labor maintenance crews spend monitoring and inspecting these airframes for cracks.
“In what used to take days in the hangar now takes minutes at the gate or on the overnight,” says Lynch-Staunton. “CVM™ will revolutionize structural health monitoring inspections and streamline maintenance program efficiencies by replacing costly inspections at heavy and out-of-sequence checks.”
“A CVM™ optimized MPD can restore thousands of flight hours back to the network across entire commercial fleets each year,” he adds.
CVM™ is currently approved by the FAA for use on the center wing box, front spar shear fitting, and the Intelsat (Gogo) Wi-Fi antenna inspections for select B737 aircraft, and on track for FAA approval of its Service Bulletin for the B737 APB application.
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About AEM Corp.:
Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of aircraft communication and loudspeaker systems, avionics consoles, mission radios, caution panels, and CVM™ airframe crack detection sensors. AEM offers repair and refurbishment services, and is a Transport Canada approved manufacturer, holds EASA Part 145 Maintenance approval, and is ISO9001/AS9100D registered and certified under Canada’s Controlled Goods Program. (aem-corp.com).
AEM is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMS Canada Corp, part of the Structural Monitoring Systems plc (ASX Code: SMN) companies (smsystems.com.au).
TESTIA is an Airbus company with 30 years of experience in aerostructure inspections and non-destructive testing. Thanks to its global presence with facilities in Europe, North America, and Asia, TESTIA can provide worldwide services and a global solution to industry needs.
With a unique range of NDT products and services, TESTIA is the end-to-end aerospace NDT provider. It offers a broad range of NDT and quality inspection equipment for quick and efficient analysis of structures, components, and assembly. TESTIA also trains and qualifies personnel in all NDT methods, at all qualification levels, as well as providing inspection, consultancy, and engineering services.