Neil Pudney


Outside Agency Level 3, Consultant and Instructor


Fife, Scotland


Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT) Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179

Dye Penetrant Inspection (PT) Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179

Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179, including C-Scan, Bond Testing and Phased Array

Eddy Current Inspection (ET) Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179

Radiographic Inspection (RT) Level 3 NAS 410/EN 4179 – Wet Film and Non Film (cR & dR)

Awareness training of Thermographic Inspection to NAS 410/EN 4179

Awareness training of Pre -penetrant Etch

Visual Inspection training including RVA, (Endascopes and Videoscope)

Bond (Hammer Tap) Testing of Composite and Bonded Structures

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)

HND Engineering (BTEC Aerospace Studies)

Auditor NADCAP, NDT requirements and ISO9100

Career History

My NDT career began within the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, where I became certified in 6 NDT methods; VI, ET, UT, MT, PT & RT. After 12 years with the Royal Navy I joined a composite manufacturing company, leading a new Composite Inspection facility using Ultrasonic and later implementing a new Computed Radiography facility.

In 2013, I joined AIT where I was able to draw on my experiences in multiple NDT methods as well as the vast Composite Inspection knowledge I had gained over the last few years. Since joining AIT I have been responsible Level 3 for various Airlines and Manufacturing companies.

As the lead Level 3 for customers requiring EASA approval, I often get tasked with start-up companies or those that have found themselves in difficulty with their regulators. Additionally, I have an abundance of experience in EASA, CAA, and NADCAP auditing.

Personal Statement

I am a highly experienced Non Destructive Test Technician who has a background in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, as well as manufacturing of Aerospace metal and composite structures. I am a proven leader, successful manager and a skilled communicator who has shown an ability to work alone or as a member of a team in order to fulfil customer requirements.

As an ex-serviceman and a British Passport holder I am able to hold full security clearance. Additionally, I also hold an Irish Passport.

I am currently responsible for 9 MRO and Manufacturing companies across UK, Europe and Asia using 6 main methods of NDT as well as additional complimentary methods and techniques.

Medical Information

No Allergies


Spending time with my family


Water Sports