Assessment of Hail Damage on Aircrafts

What the industry needs

The impact of hail damage on the aerodynamics of an airplane is a complex factor to assess, but it is vital – literally! – to be able to do so very accurately. The shape and the size of the defects vary with the intensity of the hail storm that the plane goes through. Therefore, the most common way of analyzing the damage level is through the geometric measurement (length, width and depth) of each dent found on a given service plane. There is also a need on the production line for geometry control. With their passengers’ safety as their main concern, air carriers need to find solutions that are accurate, efficient and auditable.

Advantages of the HandySCAN 3D solution

Using a HandySCAN 3D laser scanner, engineering teams can get large amounts of high accuracy data to conduct deeper analysis of the hail damage. The HandySCAN 3D scanner offers key benefits such as high accuracy, repeatability, traceability, portability and ease of use. Plus, it makes it possible to detect and measure defects according to configurable criteria and output data in various formats (Excel, PDF, etc.).