Aircraft Fatigue Life Extension

In some cases it is possible to extend the service life of aircraft or major structure beyond the manufacturer’s Fatigue Safe Life Limit. Flight Structures can evaluate an aircraft’s flight load spectrum and determine if an extension to the fatigue life is possible. Alternatively, it may be possible to develop a Safety by Inspection (SBI) programme, based on a Damage Tolerance Analysis (DTA), whereby the aircraft continued service is based on regular inspections of the fatigue critical structure.

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