Project name: An Advanced Methodology for the Inspection and Quantification of Damage on Aerospace Composites and Metals using an Innovative Approach

Project acronym: CompInnova

Projektledare: Org; Cranfield University, Bedforshire, UK

Projektledare: LTU: George Nikolakopoulous



Total EU budget: EUR 2 495 863

Partner distribution of budget:
Cranfield: € 628113
Univ. of Patras: € 475125
Panepistimio Ioannion: € 512625
LTU: € 501250
Exis Innovation Ltd: € 378750


There is an innovative need for more efficient and reliable damage inspection, reducing time and cost of aircraft infrastructures, as well as maintenance-especially C and D Checks- without compromising the safety of passengers and goods transported. The CompInnova project is focused upon the development of an innovative inspection methodology, with automated and manual capabilities, for any type of composite and metallic aircraft structures. The novel structural integrity approach is comprised by three parts: a qualified Phased Array (PA) and Infrared Thermography (IRT) method attached to a mobile Vortex robot, a Damage Tolerance (DT) structural integrity assessment technique processed on a computer and an innovative repair system.