US Air Force Selects NLign Analytics to Automate Data Capture

Program to deliver significant manpower savings, better quality data captured and faster turnaround time on A-10 structural repair dispositions

CINCINNATI, OH; JANUARY 28, 2019 – NLign Analytics, the leader in 3D inspection, maintenance and manufacturing data solutions, announces a US Air Force award to provide a streamlined and digital aircraft inspection and repair solution. The program will focus on supporting military A-10 aircraft maintenance activities.

The program is divided into two phases. During the technical maturation phase, NLign’s NLign NCheck™ application will be refined and configured for use on laptop or tablet to facilitate aircraft maintenance processes.  NCheck provides the ability to document inspection findings and correlate them to 3D computer model locations. A configurable task management feature allows maintenance personnel to view information concerning assigned tasks and link to detailed work instructions. In the program’s second phase, the application will be transitioned for evaluation within the A-10 depot facilities at Hill Air Force Base located near Ogden, Utah. 

NLign Analytics CEO, Tom Sharp comments:

“The current A-10 aircraft inspection and repair concept of operations is a labor intensive and largely paper-based reporting process. The objective is to provide a streamlined digital maintenance solution leveraging the NCheck application.  Once deployed, A-10 System Program Office (SPO) and Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) should see significant manpower savings, better quality data captured, and faster turnaround on structural repair dispositions. This award further demonstrates the US Air Force’s commitment to responsiveness and confidence in NLign to support such initiatives.”  

About NLign Analytics Platform

Offering advanced support for the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing and sustainment industry, the NLign software platform provides an interactive 3D environment to acquire, archive, and analyze manufacturing and sustainment data. The NLign Platform is used to improve a variety of workflows including MRB, Root Cause Analysis, and ASIP analysis. The software employs an intuitive 3D environment allowing users to effectively collect, manage, reduce, and leverage even large amounts of diverse test data. 

About NLign Analytics

NLign Analytics provides unique, patented software-based solutions used in the manufacture and maintenance of aircraft to capture, organize and visualize detailed structural inspection and repair data.  The NLign software solution is currently used in aerospace manufacturing applications to improve first-pass yield and increase manufacturing rate.  In addition, NLign is used within the US Air Force and US Navy to improve structural maintenance processes to reduce costs and improve aircraft availability. The NLign interactive 3D environment has proven to drive improvements throughout an organization, including improving inspection processes, quality engineering analysis, and material review board processes.  NLign Analytics is a division of Etegent Technologies Ltd., a privately held company with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. 

For information on NLign Analytics, the NLign software platform or the company’s related services visit


Tom Sharp
NLign Analytics
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