Skip to content
Aviation Borescopes

Aviation Borescopes

Learn about aviation borescope inspection, including features and benefits

Routine aviation inspections are essential for not only ensuring and prolonging the lifespan of an aircraft but mandatory for maintaining the airworthiness of an aircraft. By conducting aircraft borescope inspections, aircraft owners and aeronautic technicians are able to inspect and diagnose otherwise hard-to-reach areas of an aircraft. Compressors, combustion chambers, and turbine sections are all easily inspected when you have the power of aircraft borescopes at your disposal.

What is an aircraft borescope?

Borescopes – commonly referred to as industrial endoscopes –  are inspection cameras that are widely used in aviation and aeronautics industries. To ensure that internal components are working properly without large amounts of disassembly, aviation specialists depend on aircraft borescopes as a visual inspection tool for fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and aircraft engines.  

To conduct thorough aviation maintenance inspections, the aircraft borescope tool of choice for most modern-day inspectors is a video borescope, which provides onboard functions such as image capture and video recordings. These specialized borescopes are often equipped with enhanced lighting to illuminate the inspection area, by either external light sources or built-in LED lighting. 

What are the features and benefits of borescope aircraft engine inspection?

Aviation borescopes are mostly used in nondestructive testing techniques for identifying defects, debris, or imperfections. This means less time spent disassembling and reassembling key pieces of equipment. Borescopes are commonly used in the borescope aircraft engine inspections, as well as helicopter engines, wind turbines, industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, automotive engines, as well as many casting applications. Fast, non-destructive, and incredibly versatile, engine borescopes can provide much-needed insight into the condition of an aircraft. 

What are some challenges to inspecting an aircraft with a borescope?

Aircraft inspection professionals have to be on the lookout for even the tiniest of issues. Engine cracks, for instance, are commonly caused by thermal cycling. Unintended vibrations, overheating, and mechanical fatigue can all contribute to the issue. With the right industrial endoscope, spotting these cracks is easier than ever. 

Debris particle accumulation is another challenge of aviation borescope inspection. Foreign object damage can lead to serious wear and tear, corrosion, and residue build-up. Borescope accessories like LED lighting can help identify these sorts of challenges, leading to easier resolution.

What Teslong borescopes would be good for aircraft engine inspection?

Teslong makes a complete line of professional industrial endoscopes that are perfect for inspecting the tight confines of an aircraft. The Teslong Professional line includes the NTS300 and NTS500 monitors with a range of camera probes that start at 3.9mm in diameter and range up to 8mm, all are surrounded in a durable rubber coating and can be flexed and formed into an array of shapes by the user. The camera probes also come with a variety of lens options with single, dual, and even triple-camera probes available depending on how wide of a view you need. Teslong also makes several articulating borescope models that allow the operator to control where the camera tip is looking using a controller wheel.

Shop Teslong Aviation Borescopes!

Teslong is one of the premier manufacturers of borescope inspection engine cameras for consumers. Teslong has 10 years of experience manufacturing engine borescopes and gathering customer feedback to build the best products on the market for an economical price. Whether you want a simple USB scope, wireless WiFi model, or a complete stand-alone unit, Teslong makes an engine borescope to suit your inspection needs.

Previous article Fiberscope vs borescope