Aerospace Event 2021

21-22 April 2021 

Due to the escalating situation with regard to the coronavirus outbreak in the UK, BINDT has taken the decision to host this year's Aerospace Workshop and Aerospace Event as virtual experiences in place of physical events.

The Aerospace Workshop will take place on 20 April 2021 and the Aerospace Event will run from 21-22 April 2021.

To download a booking form, click here.

 Baugh & Weedon NDE
 High Technology Sources Ltd 
 JME Ltd 

JR Technology Ltd

Morgan Ward NDT Ltd


Day one – Wednesday 21 April 2021

Webinar open
Welcome and tribute to Roger Lyon and Geoff Millar
Pete Burrows,
Chair of the West of England Branch
Session 1: NDT regulations, particularly with regard to Brexit
Chair: Annabel Dance
 09.40-10.10 Changes in Nadcap: the impact of COVID-19, rescheduling of audits, extension Phil Ford,
Performance Review Institute
An update from BINDT on EU Directive 2013/35/EU and the Control of
Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 and implementation
Patrick Boulton,
Hazard labelling for NDT consumables: What is behind it?Kersten Alward,
Pfinder KG
 Update on UK National Aerospace NDT Board (NANDTB)
Kevin Pickup,
BAE Systems
Panel Q&A session
Ten-minute comfort break
 11.25-13.10  Exhibitor spotlight session 
Advanced inspection of aerospace composites and metals with the Dolphicam2Jack Lambert,
JR Technology Ltd/DolphiTech
 11.40-11.55  Aerospace radiography solutions James Denton,
JME Ltd 
 11.55-12.10  A review of phased array techniquesDavid Deeney, Mike Dempsey and Mike Ennis,
Sontatest Ltd
 12.10-12.25  Zetec overview: PAUT and ECA for aero inspections Stephen Downie,
High Technology Sources Ltd
 12.25-12.40  BondCheck: the new multi-mode bond testerPete Burrows,
Baugh and Weedon Ltd
 12.40-12.55  Recent product developments at ETher NDE LtdJohn Hansen,
ETher NDE Ltd
 12.45-12.55  Title TBC Speaker TBC 
Exhibitor panel Q&A session
Lunch break
Session 2: State of the industry – military, aircraft bodies and aircraft engines
Chair: Darren Mapletoft
NDT on aircraft engines Tim Barden,
Rolls-Royce plc
PCN Aerospace – new schemePatrick Boulton,
The state of the MRO NDT industry and the challenges faced due to COVID-19 and BrexitSteve Chambers,
Morgan Ward
 14.30-14.45  Stress and the relationship with NDT Vijay Sahadevan,
GKN Aerospace
 14.45-15.00  Application of phased array inspections in an MRO environment Vincent Massol,
Ten-minute comfort break
West of England Branch project update: Brunel's Other BridgeTony Dunhill
Panel Q&A session
Raffle and close

Day 2 – Thursday 22 April 2021

Webinar open
Welcome – The impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on the NDT industry
David Gilbert,
Session 2 continued: State of the industry – military, aircraft bodies and aircraft engines
Chair: TBC
Apprenticeships with Rolls-Royce plc
Ben Walker,
Rolls-Royce plc
 10.00-10.15 Delivery of NDT within the MOD, specifically Air Command
Martin Dodd,
71(IR) Squadron RAF Wittering
 10.15-10.30  Safety-critical applications for aero enginesIain Baillie,
Rolls-Royce plc 
 10.30-10.45  The rapidly expanding role of computed tomography and digital radiography in aerospace Brett Muehlhauser,
North Star Imaging
 10.45-11.00  Travelling for NDT inspections in the COVID-19 world Andy Ward,
 11.00-11.20  Panel Q&A session 
 11.20-11.30  Ten-minute comfort break 
Session 3: Changes in the air – NDT of new materials and processes
Chair: Tim Barden
Composites radius inspection – defect sizing and calibrationTom Bertenshaw,
GKN Aerospace
Digital MRO and inspection 4.0 services
Matt Day,
 12.00-12.20  Panel Q&A session 
Lunch break
Session 3 continued: Changes in the air – NDT of new materials and processes
Chair: Tim Barden
 13.15-13.30 Single-shot pulsed terahertz imaging for in-line production control and automated inspectionMarco Cavallari,
TeraTonics SAS 
 13.30-13.45 Applications of pulsed terahertz technology on composite materialsJoe Buckley,
Level X NDT 
Real-time path correction of robotic NDE systems
Alastair Poole,
Strathclyde University and TWI
 14.00-14.15 Digital twins in the oil & gas sector Martin Wall,
ESR Technology 
Eddy current testing of additive layer manufactured materials and carbon fibre
John Hansen,
ETher NDE Ltd
Panel Q&A session

Ten-minute comfort break

Session 4: Quantum leaps – Academic research in NDT
Chair: Annabel Dance
Improving detection and characterisation using multi-view TFM images
Paul Wilcox,
University of Bristol
Using machine learning to automate fluorescent penetrant inspection
Naomi Shipway,
Rolls-Royce plc
 15.30-15.45 Liquid crystal sensors for ultrasonic detectionRachel Edwards,
Warwick University
 15.45-16.00  Panel Q&A session 
 16.00-16.30  Panel session – Research inputs to the UK Research Centre in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) from the Aerospace Symposium
Chair: Tony Dunhill
Raffle and close

For further information contact: Conferences and Events Department, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing,
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300; Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301; Email: