Professional Video Borescopes for Aviation and Helicopter Maintenance
Few industries have such stringent safety requirements as aviation.
Timely, precise, and thorough inspections at all stages of the aircraft's lifetime are crucially important. Downtime and repair in the aviation industry are likewise extremely costly.
An accurate inspection can also help save considerable amounts of money when an aircraft changes hands, for any defect and evidence of an excessive tear and wear and any other imperfections influence the end of life date of an aircraft and directly affect its price.
A selection of specialized tools has been engineered to meet the demand of the aviation industry with its strict quality and precision standards. The most sensitive part of the aircraft, its true heart, is the engine. Modern airplane and helicopter engines are now built with endoscope bores which allow for easier non-destructive inspections. Those bores tend to have relatively small diameters, so an inspector needs to use a specialized aviation borescope to access the engine.
We offer a number of aviation-ready visual inspection solutions. Depending on particular needs, they may range from sophisticated industrial-grade videoscopes with full 4-way tip articulation, advanced high definition camera chips, and insertion probes of different lengths and diameters to simple optical borescopes.
Other parts of an airplane in need of regular check-ups include turbines, combustion chambers, low/high-pressure compressors, wings, and foils. If documenting the inspection is necessary, a videoscope with a built-in recording capability will be the best option. Captured files are usually saved onto removable memory storage for further review, editing, or sharing. Videoscope probes for aviation purposes have narrow diameters which run from 2mm or .078''.
Sometimes a need to retrieve or remove a metal object arises during the inspection. A specialized video borescope with a working channel and a retrieval kit (a magnet, a hook, and an alligator jaw) is able to solve this issue. All the videoscope probes are waterproof, while many are also kerosene-, diesel- and oil-resistant, and some of them are explosion-proof rated.
Sometimes a micro borescope may be required to inspect a tiny part or to access a very narrow bore or passage within the aircraft. For such applications, we offer micro borescopes with working probe diameters starting from 0.37mm (0.014'') capable of navigating even the narrowest passages.