The identical 25 ft systems are being used by HITCO, a provider of composite aerostructures and materials located in Gardena, California, USA, for the inspection of composite components manufactured for new commercial aircraft.

According to USA-headquartered MISTRAS, with the incorporation of phased array technology, the five axes, multi-element immersion systems will increase HITCO's productivity by providing increased speed and single-pass coverage of the inspected composite components. The systems are integrated with MISTRAS' UTwin complex contour motion control software to conform to the parts joggle and noodle sections.