Auditing of NDT Disciplines including an overview of the current NDT Methods

2-day course | Virtual, Classroom & In-Company delivery
  • Explore the requirements of NDT and gain an overview of the current NDT Methods
  • Learn about the regulations such as EASA Part 145, Part M, and CAA Malaysia CAD 8704
  • Prepare and utilise compliance checklists for auditing NDT disciplines.
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What is Auditing of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Disciplines?

Auditing of NDT disciplines in aviation involves the systematic examination and evaluation of processes, procedures, and personnel involved in conducting NDT inspections on aircraft and aircraft components. NDT techniques are crucial for detecting defects or irregularities in aircraft structures without causing damage. Audits ensure that NDT procedures are being followed correctly, equipment is maintained properly, and personnel are trained and qualified to perform NDT inspections effectively. Auditing helps to maintain safety standards, compliance with regulations, and the overall airworthiness of aircraft.

Course Overview

The course provides delegates with a brief overview of the NDT methods as detailed below:

PT – Penetrant Testing

MT – Magnetic Particle Testing

ET – Eddy Current Testing

UT – Ultrasonic Testing

RT – Radiographic Testing

Thermography Testing

Shearography Testing

The course includes auditing the above methods in accordance with Part-145 / Part M requirements and relating to EN4179, EASA UG.CAO.00161, CAA Malaysia CAD 8704 (plus some reference to CAA UK CAP 747 GR 23 and BINDT Guidance Doc.).

This course will show how CAA UK carry out an audit of NDT Disciplines / methods by using the CAA Compliance Checklist. The course includes workshop discussion and Exercises to assist in a better understanding of the subject.

Please note:  This is not an NDT training course – it is aimed as a course to assist individuals in auditing NDT facilities

  • This course is suitable for individuals working in, or with oversight of the Continuing Airworthiness Management – Part 145 and Continuing Airworthiness Management Orgs(CAMO). It is equally suitable for both commercial and non-commercial owners and operators.
  • National Aviation Authorities: In particular, staff members having duties and responsibilities in line with the scope of this

This course provides participants with an overview NDT Methods, concentrating on how the Quality / Compliance Monitoring Dept. audit/assess the use of these methods and qualifications of NDT personnel. It includes regulations / procedures as per EASA Part 145.A.30, EN4179 and CAA Malaysia CAD 8704 and CAD 8 – Airworthiness of Aircraft.

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Understanding the requirements of NDT and an overview of the current NDT Methods
  • Part-145 requirements relating to NDT approvals and qualifications of NDT Personnel.
  • Reviewing the NDT Qualifications Manual.
  • Interviewing the nominated NDT Level 3 nominee
  • Understanding EN4179 and its application in the NDT Procedures / Qualifications used by the org.
  • EASA UG.CAO.00161 review of this user guide – which is used by Foreign Part 145 Orgs
  • BINDT Guidance Doc
  • CAP 747 GR 23 overview
  • Auditing against EN4179
  • NDT auditing techniques / methods, the preparation and use of a Compliance Checklist


Note:  This is not an NDT training course – it is aimed as a course to assist individuals in auditing NDT facilities

By the end of this course, delegates will demonstrate understanding of the current NDT Methods and how to assess the effectivity of the NDT approval to meet the requirements of the regulations in EASA Part 145 / Part M and CAA Malaysia Part 145/Part M including CAD 8704. The use of practical exercises, review of case studies, and group discussions will be carried out to give a better understanding.

Delegates should have experience in Continuing Airworthiness or Maintenance Management and have a working knowledge of Part 145 and Part M

A background in Quality Assurance / Compliance Monitoring is useful.

Please note:  This is not an NDT training course – it is aimed as a course to assist individuals in auditing NDT facilities.

Delegates should review the Part 145 regulation and EN 4179 including the EASA User Guide UG.CAO.00161. Delegates are also encouraged to review their Organisation’s NDT Manuals.

Meet your Instructor

Meet the instructor

Devan Ramasamy

Devan Ramasamy

EASA Part M Continuing Airworthiness (including SEARIF)
EASA Part 145 including DCA Malaysia Notice 6501 (CAA Malaysia Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval)
Safety Management Systems – Principles and Applications (MAvA)
Techniques in Auditing Approved Organisations
Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) 3 – An Overview Course
Auditing of NDT Disciplines 
Reliability and Maintenance Programme Management

Devan has been with the UK CAA since 1998 and has about 52 years’ experience in the aviation industry, spread across both GA and large aircraft. He has worked with Airlines / MROs based overseas and in the UK. Devan holds an EASA Licence in Cats B2/limited B1 and C. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Incorporated Engineer with the UK Engineering Council.

Additional Information

Course delivery methods

We offer two different ways to attend this course:

  • Face-to-Face Classroom Course: Embrace the traditional learning method by attending our physical training venue. Benefit from direct interaction with our instructors and fellow participants, creating an immersive and hands-on learning experience. To book a classroom course, please check the booking table at the top of this page and select your preferred training venue location.
  • Instructor-Led Virtual Course: Enjoy the flexibility of attending this training remotely from your home or office with our live virtual course. Engage in interactive learning from anywhere in the world. We usually use WebEx or Zoom for our virtual courses. To attend this course virtually, look for the ‘online’ venue option in the booking table above.

Please note that course durations may vary slightly between our face-to-face and virtual deliveries. Please refer to the start and end date of your chosen course.

Our goal is to offer flexible, effective and convenient course delivery methods that suit your preferences and learning needs. Please choose the option that works best for you!

If you can’t see a classroom or virtual option, we likely haven’t released the next set of dates. Please get in touch to find out when we’ll announce the new dates, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed once they are available or even add you to our waiting list.

In-company delivery

We can also tailor this training course to suit your organisation’s training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered at your organisation’s location – almost anywhere, worldwide. Please Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

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