Laser peening improves fatigue properties, improves damage tolerance, cuts maintenance time and costs… and the list goes on. In that long list, laser peening, most importantly, improves safety. Lives are safer when planes don’t suffer midair failures from fatigue and cracking.
While we focus a lot on the engineering benefits of laser peening, we also celebrate the safety improvement results of laser peening.
We would like to celebrate the work of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and its work toward improving safety.