Non-destructive Testing

2Excel Engineering provides a range of NDT services to the aerospace and motor industries.

A standalone department within the 2Excel Engineering organisation, with a broad range of NDT Techniques, NDT Equipment and a vast stock of certified reference standards, 2Excel Engineering NDT can rapidly provide almost every NDT inspection called up for Boeing and other aircraft.

All 2Excel Engineering NDT work is certificated with an NDT Report. For work carried out under our EASA 145 D1 rating, an EASA Form 1 is provided.

Items for NDT may be delivered to the laboratory facility at Lasham, or if required, NDT Technicians will travel off-site to your aircraft.

2Excel Engineering NDT are also able to offer loans of certified reference standards and test kits, subject to availability and conditions.

NDT Techniques

2Excel Engineering NDT can offer the following techniques:

  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT) contact and immersion
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
  • Ultrasonic Phased Array Testing (PAUT)
  • Eddy Current Testing (ET) HFEC, LFEC, phase analysis
  • Radiographic Testing (RT) X andϒ, film only
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT) portable and fixed line
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection (PT) portable and fixed line
  • Ultrasonic Bond Testing (BT) metallic and composite
  • Hardness and Conductivity Testing (HCT)
  • Tap Testing using Coin or Tapping Tool (TT)
  • Tap Testing using Woodpecker Instrument (ITT)
  • Transient Acoustic Propagation Testing (T.A.P. Testing)
  • SDMS Laser Measurement Module (Optical Visual)
  • Elasticity Laminate Checker (ELCH Testing)
  • Composite Testing (CT) metallic and non-metallic
  • Engineering Surface Chemistry (Acid Etching)
  • Aerospace Radiographic Weld Testing

Certified Reference Standards

2Excel Engineering have an inventory of over 500 Certified Reference Standards, or Test Blocks, built up over decades.

EASA 145 D1 Rating

The UK CAA on behalf of EASA has approved our detailed NDT procedures, which are contained within the 2Excel Engineering NDT Written Practice. Independent quality audits are carried out at regular intervals to ensure compliance and best practice. We work to PCN, EN4179 and ASNT standards.


The 2Excel Engineering NDT facility includes a large laboratory for Eddy Current and Ultrasonic Testing, a Magnetic Particle Inspection lab and a Fluorescent Dye Penetrant lab. For radiography, we maintain an HSE approved 6m x 3.5m lead lined x-ray bay with associated x-ray film developing and viewing rooms. An office, parts cleaning, and crew room complete the set-up.

Computer terminals are available in the main laboratory for producing reports with minimal delay.

Work at Your Location

2Excel Engineering can provide working parties of an individual or teams of up to 3 NDT Engineers at once to NDT aircraft on the line, either as a scheduled service or within AOG critical timescales. Contact us to find our more.