David Penney


Chief Examiner & Senior Instructor


AIT, Takeley


Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179
Eddy Current Inspection (ET) Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179
Thermographic Inspection Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179
X-Ray Level 3 (RT) – Wet Film Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179

Career History

Safran Landing Systems – Materials Engineer

Airbus Space & Defence – NDT Engineer

MBDA – Senior Materials Engineer

Personal Statement

I have experience as an aerospace materials engineer and Level 3 NDT engineer with a specialised background in aerospace manufacturing, utilising ultrasonics (automatic and manual through transmission, manual contact, bond testing and phased array), radiography (wet film and digital) and thermography (automatic flash/pulse and manual handheld). Currently, i am teaching the above methods and supporting NDT companies across Europe in both manufacturing and in-service environments.

Medical Information

No medical conditions