Apr. 19, 2021, Albuquerque, N.M. – Vibrant today announced it has received FAA Part 145 repair station certification for its Albuquerque facility. The certification makes it easier for Vibrant to support OEMs, airlines, and independent MROs with its revolutionary process compensated resonance testing (PCRT) services. PCRT provides unparalleled nondestructive testing for worldwide aerospace, automotive, and power generation industries.
“For more than 30 years, Vibrant’s innovative nondestructive testing services have helped industries cost-effectively test every part, ensuring higher quality and reliability while reducing costly incidents caused by undiscovered faults deep inside parts,” said Vibrant President Lem Hunter. “FAA Part 145 repair station certification delivers yet another level of integrity to our services, guaranteeing Vibrant meets the FAA’s high standards in quality and accountability.”
As a part of receiving the certification, Vibrant hired Greg Sullivan to serve as the repair station’s accountability manager. A licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic with inspector authorization and a former American Airlines Boeing heavy airliner captain, Sullivan brings a wealth of real-world experience to Vibrant, including vast experience in interpreting, meeting, and documenting processes and procedures as per FAA regulations.
Vibrant’s whole part inspection approach is changing how aerospace, automotive, and power generation markets conduct nondestructive testing (NDT). Our revolutionary Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) measures resonance frequencies through whole parts, allowing customers worldwide to test every part and significantly increase final product quality. PCRT applications range from quality assurance and process capability assessment for OEMs to in-service structural assessment and life monitoring for MRO organizations. With facilities in the U.S. and Europe, Vibrant is AS9100 Rev C and ISO 9001:2008 certified.