The AFENDA FrANDTB consists of a Board of Directors and a Technical Committee.The AFENDA FrANDTB Technical Committee (afterward named FrANDTB) is the National Aerospace Committee of the National Aerospace NDT Board (NANDTB) for France as defined in EN 4179: 2017 and NAS 410 Revision 4.

Its main mission is the certification of Non Destructive Testing Officers (NDT) in the Aerospace and spatial domain.

Since 1979, the FrANDTB organizes and control certifications in NDT techniques most usually used.

Currently it certified more than 4000 people, of course in France but also in more than 20 other countries out of the five continents.

Certifications are performed according to the European EN 4179 and American NAS 410 standards.

The FrANDTB certifies people in the following methods:


Currently all the branches of aerospace industry are represented:

  • main manufacturers of cells, engines and undercarriages (AIRBUS, SAFRAN, DASSAULT, ATR, DAHER…),
  • Aeronautical and space equipment manufacturers ( SKF Aeroengine France, ...),
  • French and foreign subcontractors and co-operating (Ratier Figeac, Testia,…),
  • Users (Air France, Armée de l'Air Française, ...)
  • Repairers of aeronautical materials (Safran Aircraft Engines, les AIA, ...),
  • Rough, semi finished or finished products suppliers (ALTRAN RHENALU, AUBERT & DUVAL...).

A General meeting elects the members of the Council.

The AFENDA ensures the secretariat of the FrANDTB and has in charge the management of certifications.

FrANDTB organization