The newly revised SIRM chapter 57 now requires that the wing attcah fittings require eddy current inspection as opposed to the previous method of compilance using Penetrant.
What this menas is that you do not have to remove the paint and protective coatings to perform the inspection and thus helping to minimize possible damage caused by the cleaning process by the technician. It also means that it should require less time to perform the actual inspection leading to a shorter down time for the aircraft.
Along with this revision in the standard practices portion Chapter 20-00-00 it points out that the personnel required to perform this or other NDT Inspections on the Beechcraft Airplane must be a NAS-410 Level II or NAS-410 Level III certified technican and that technicians should attend Beech’s Wing Spar certification program.
If you do not have a current copy of these revised sections or have questions about these changes please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you in understanding these changes and how it may impact you or the aircraft you operate or maintain.