Borescope Aircraft Inspection

Aircraft Borescope Inspection
Borescope Inspection Challenges in Aviation 

Airplanes and Helicopters Borescope Inspections

Aircraft Borescope, Borescope Aircraft Inspection, Airplane Borescope, Helicopter Borescope

Borescope Aircraft Inspection
Aircraft Borescope Inspection - Helicopter and Airplane Borescopes

Borescopes (also referred to as borescope cameras, boroscopes, industrial endoscopes, videoscopes, video scopes or even inspection cameras) are used in aviation industry for diverse types of aircraft to monitor aircraft engines, brakes, landing gear, areas behind instrument panel, fuselage and wings inner components. Such parts of the aircraft are extremely hard to be thoroughly monitored without unassembling them. Aircraft borescopes give magnified images, recorded videos, and the best inside look to access such locations of the aircraft. Aircraft borescopes come in a wide range of probe diameters, lengths, and features.

A borescope inspection provides a thorough examination of tiny hard to reach spaces that can’t be observed via traditional flashlight and mirrors inspection. Industrial aircraft borescopes are designed to make sure not to damage any part during the inspection process of aircraft component while being fully adjustable and flexible to provide examination and access to tight inspection areas.

The aircraft engines flaws that are detected by borescope inspection:

  • Cracks caused by thermal cycling, unintended vibrations and overheating, mechanical fatigue
  • Accumulation of debris particles, FOD (Foreign Object Damage or Foreign Object Debris), residues, corrosion, wear
  • Other indicating signs of an issue in aircraft engine components

In the borescope aviation inspection, the following areas are targeted:

  • Compressor. The access for a borescope inspection is usually through a bleed port, the air inlet, or specially designed borescope port. The last stages can be accessed through an ignitor port. The trailing and leading edges of guide vanes and compressor blades are thoroughly checked for any erosion or FOD.
  • Combustion Chamber. Access is usually through the ignitor port. The combustion chambers are checked for all cracks and misalignments. Fuel nozzles, louvers and other parts are specially analyzed for any sort of excessive cracking, distortion, and coking.
  • Turbine Section. Access is usually from the ignitor port or specifically designed borescope port. In the turbine’s first stage, the guide vanes and stationary nozzles, both are thoroughly checked and monitored for cracking and burning, FOD, erosion, pitting, and sulfidation. Then the second stage turbine blades are checked for rivet cracking and shifting. 
Modern airplane engines and helicopter engines are equipped with special endoscope bores, and wide range of IT Concepts borescope diameters allows for borescope guide tubes to be used to properly access the inspection area, facilitating quick and easy examinations.


Certain challenges are to be faced during a borescope inspection. Some common types of challenges are the following:

  • Highest quality of borescope inspection agents must be ensured
  • The borescope inspection agents must have the following training capacities: familiar with the safety knowledge of aircraft borescope inspection; master specialized knowledge
  • The management system of the aircraft borescope must be properly designed, arranged, applied, and reviewed
  • There is always a high chance of human error in any type of human-related work, so the human risk factor must be minimized in the borescope aviation inspection so that any kind of fault is not neglected 

Aircraft borescopes have a variety of different uses. Some of them are the following:

  • These borescopes are used to identify defects and irregularities with NDT (Nondestructive Testing) techniques
  • Aircraft borescopes are used for the general inspection of engines, brakes, wings, and other inaccessible parts of the aircraft
  • These borescopes can be used to record videos for a full inspection of the aircraft before declaring it clear for a takeoff
  • Aircraft borescopes are used to provide the solution for any technical fault present in the aircraft, which may cause damage to the other parts without being noticed 

Typically, borescopes have different uses in aeroderivative industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, diesel engines, and automotive and truck engines. But aircraft borescopes are specially made borescopes for a quick, targeted, or a full inspection of the hidden parts of the aircraft, like aircraft engines, brakes, and fuselage and wings interior components of the aircraft. Therefore, any defects or imperfections can timely be detected and eliminated from the aircraft set up with the minimum amount of effort.

Individually configured for your needs

Recommended Products for Aviation Borescope Inspection

Aircraft Borescopes - Airplane and Helicopter Borescope Cameras, Videoscopes, and Rigid Borescopes
VIDEOSCOPE-XT Explosion Proof Videoscope

VIDEOSCOPE-XT

Explosion Proof Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 3 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 10.0m

iRIS X PRO DUAL VIEW Dual View System Compact Videoscope

iRIS X PRO DUAL VIEW

Dual View System Compact Videoscope
Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

XLED PRO DUAL VIEW Dual View System Modular Videoscope

XLED PRO DUAL VIEW

Dual View System Modular Videoscope
Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

XLED PRO Small Diameter 2.4mm Videoscope

XLED PRO

Small Diameter 2.4mm Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 2.4 - 6mm
Length: 1.0 - 7.5m 

iRIS DVR X WC Working Channel Compact Videoscope

iRIS DVR X WC

Working Channel Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

iRIS 7 PRO Compact Videoscope

iRIS 7 PRO

Compact Videoscope
Probe Diameter: 4 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m 
iRIS X PRO Compact Videoscope

iRIS X PRO

Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm 
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m 

iLED PRO Modular Videoscope

iLED PRO

Modular Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m 

iRis DVR 5 Compact Videoscope

iRis DVR 5

Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 8mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

iRis DVR X Compact Videoscope

iRis DVR X

Compact Videoscope

Probe Diameter: 4 - 6mm
Length: 1.5 - 7.5m

Industrial Line Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible Borescope

Industrial Line

Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible
Probe Diameter: 1.9 - 9mm

Length: 0.175 - 0.945m 

Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras Compact or Modular Design

All Products

Videoscopes, Flexible Fiberscopes,
Rigid Borescopes 

Probe Diameter: 1.9 - 9mm

Probe Length: 1.5 - 7.5m,
up to 10 - 20m (custom configurations) 

Explosion Proof Borescope Camera, Explosion Proof Videoscope, Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras 
Probe Diameters: 2mm (2.4mm) Videoscope, 3mm Videoscope, 4mm Videoscope, 6mm Videoscope, 8mm Videoscope 
Working Lengths: 1.5m - 7.5m, up to 10m - 15m (custom configurations)

Flexible Fiberscopes 
Probe Diameters: 2.4mm Fiberscope, 3.5mm Fiberscope, 4mm Fiberscope, 6mm Fiberscope, 8mm Fiberscope 
Working Lengths: 0.4m - 2.7m

Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible Borescopes 
Probe Diameters: 1.9mm Borescope, 2.7mm Borescope, 4mm Borescope, 6mm Borescope, 8mm Borescope, 9mm Borescope 
Working Lengths: 0.175m - 0.945m

Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras, Flexible Fiberscopes, Rigid Borescopes

Videoscopes and Borescope Cameras. Probe Diameters: 2mm (2.4mm) Videoscope, 3mm Videoscope, 4mm Videoscope, 6mm Videoscope, 8mm Videoscope. Working Lengths: 1.5m - 7.5m, up to 10m – 15m (custom configurations). Flexible Fiberscopes. Probe Diameters: 2.4mm Fiberscope, 3.5mm Fiberscope, 4mm Fiberscope, 6mm Fiberscope, 8mm Fiberscope. Working Lengths: 0.4m - 2.7m. Rigid, Semi-rigid or Semi-flexible Borescopes. Probe Diameters: 1.9mm Borescope, 2.7mm Borescope, 4mm Borescope, 6mm Borescope, 8mm Borescope, 9mm Borescope. Working Lengths: 0.175m - 0.945m.