Published 04 Feb 2015

The front cover of this month's edition of 'Aerospace America', the magazine of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, leads with the statement: 

"Save billions on your fleet - Stop wasting time and parts on no fault found"

Copernicus Technology features extensively in the article because of our membership of ADS' UK NFF Working Group, and our extensive work in intermittent fault detection and data analysis services which directly improve First-Time-Fix rates and, therefore, reduces NFF rates.

Published 05 Jan 2015

Last year was Copernicus Technology's biggest year yet and 2015 growth looks to repeat the trend. To build on that success we have expanded and updated the range of products, services and training that we can provide to our aerospace, transport & technology customers to help them successfully reduce platform and systems' repair times and support costs.

Published 18 Nov 2014

Copernicus Technology are celebrating after their innovative product named the Ncompass-Voyager™, which detects intermittent and integrity faults in avionics/electrical components and wiring, came second in a major annual US Department of Defense (DoD) competition to find the best innovation in maintenance.

Published 30 Oct 2014

Copernicus Technology has sealed a contract with Indra, the Spanish Technology giant, which will enable Indra to use the new Ncompass-Voyager™ electrical test system to increase aircraft availability for their customers by significantly reducing their intermittent fault issues and confirming wiring integrity. 

IFE delivery to NCMS

Published 08 Sep 2014

Following an intensive 6-month development programme, Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL) is pleased to announce we have successfully delivered Intermittent Fault Emulators (IFE) to the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) in the USA. 

Published 07 Jul 2014

In April this year it was announced that DIT-MCO International are partnering with Universal Synaptics Corp (USC) to provide intermittent / No Fault Found (NFF) test solutions to a broader range of military and commercial customers. They are focusing on Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities, Intermediate and Depot Level maintenance organizations, Flight Line and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).  DIT-MCO has been in the business for over 60 years and is a global brand in the test equipment community where it is known as a leading manufacturer of wire integrity test systems.

Published 16 Jun 2014

Roo Hornby, 49, the recently appointed Business Development Director at Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL), received a major accolade in London last month.  He was awarded the status of Master Air Navigator, having been nominated for the award by his supervisors shortly before he left the RAF in 2012.  

The award is an honour to a pilot or navigator (civil or military) in recognition of long service and consistently high standards in the profession: it is only awarded to those aviators who have displayed those skills and character which have brought honour and respect to the profession over a number of years. 

24 Mar 2014 – the second Symposium on tackling No Fault Found (NFF) in Maintenance Engineering will be held on 28th May 2014 at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, UK.  

Last year’s inaugural event, pictured on the left (© 2013 Cranfield University), was a huge success and its excellent level of attendance meant that it was probably the world’s largest conference on NFF in the aerospace, transport and technology sectors.  The report on last year’s event can be downloaded here

This year’s Symposium aims to build on the successes from last year's event in further advancing understanding of how NFF manifests itself within maintenance environments. 

The Symposium is organised by the Cranfield University-based EPSRC Through-life Engineering Services (TES) research centre.  CTL is an industry partner of the EPSRC TES Centre, supporting their 5-year NFF research project.  The day will provide plenty of questioning and networking opportunities, together with an open discussion forum.  

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Giles Huby (Copernicus Technology Ltd, UK), “The NFF Working Group & Testing for NFF - A Case Study”
  • Jon Neal (Rolls Royce, UK), “An investigation of NFF unit removals in Civil Aviation”
  • Ian James (Aero Engine Control, UK), “Reliability Enhancement Methodology and Modelling History and Update”
  • Ken Anderson (Universal Synaptics, USA), “Reducing No Fault Found and Improving Operational Availability through Intermittent Fault Detection”
  • Dr John Cook (DE&S, UK), “MOD's need to find solutions to NFF”
  • Chris Hockley (Cranfield University, UK), “MOD's True NFF Costs”
  • Dan Somers (Warwick Analytics, UK), “Nasty Faults Fixed”
  • Neil Pickthall (University of the Highlands and Islands, UK), “The Human side of NFF”

For more details visit the event website.

About the EPSRC TES research centre

The mission of the Centre is to develop knowledge, technology and process demonstrators, novel methodologies, techniques and the associated toolsets to provide the capability for the concept design of high value engineering systems based on design and manufacturing for through-life engineering services. They aim to improve the availability, predictability and reliability of complex engineering products to deliver the lowest possible whole life cycle cost by developing technologies and processes to improve the design and manufacture of such systems.  Current research is focused on No Fault Found reduction; self-healing technologies;  characterisation of in-service component feedback for system design/manufacturing; and Improvement of system design process for whole life cost reduction.  Their core industrial partners are Rolls-Royce, Bombardier Transportation, BAE Systems and the MoD; plus numerous other partners, including CTL.

About Copernicus Technology Ltd

We provide award-winning Ncompass™ test equipment and maintenance data exploitation tools to help our Aerospace & Rail clients fix the causes of ‘downtime’ and ‘No Fault Found’.  CTL also provide world-leading maritime patrol aircraft operations expertise through training and consultancy services.  CTL are ISO9001:2008 accredited and we are located in the UK, Netherlands and Australia.  

Contact us now to find out more!

UK Contact Details
Copernicus Technology Ltd
Birchfield House
IV30 8LR
+44 1343 842406
Australia and New Zealand Contact
Australia/NZ Office
GPCAPT(Retd) John Baker AM
Copernicus Technology Ltd
52 Bastings Street
+61 412 831410

USA Partners
Ken Anderson
Universal Synaptics Corporation
1801 West 21st Street
UT 84401
+1 801 731 8508 ext 1