Advanced Composites: Manufacturing, Inspection and Repair, Level 2 Gain in-depth knowledge of Aircraft Composites Structures and damage mapping on aircraft components
This advanced composite level 1 course has been developed to meet the knowledge and skill requirements of a composite manufacturing and/or repair technician.
The participant who successfully complete this composite training program has in-depth understanding of Aircraft Composites Structures, Matrix Systems, Safety and Environment, Reinforced Fibers, Adhesives Review, Pre-Impregnated Fibers, Material Handling and Storage, Aircraft Design Considerations, Source Documents, Inspection Techniques, Damage Mapping.
The participant will develop the skillset to safely work with reinforced plastic (use of glass, aramid and carbon fibers combined with high strength epoxy resin systems) and to perform inspection and repair on composite structure.
- Training Locations: Netherlands, Singapore or Customer Location.
- Course ID: ATS0020.
- Course Duration: 5 Working days.
- Prerequisites: Advanced Composite Program Level 1 or equivalent
Classroom: 6 hours.
Online Learning: 4 hours.
- Introduction to Aircraft Composites Structures.
- Matrix Systems.
- Safety and Environment.
- Reinforced Fibers.
- Adhesives Review.
- Pre-Impregnated Fibers.
- Material Handling and Storage.
- Aircraft Design Considerations.
- Source Documents.
- Inspection Techniques.
- Damage Mapping.
- Written Test.
Hands-on Exercises: 33 hours.
Practical: Learning by Doing.
- Panel layup using prepreg carbon uni-tape materials; symmetric and asymmetric laminates.
- Drying of moisture-contaminated sandwich panels.
- Temporary skin protection using high speed tape.
- Edge erosion repair.
- Bonded composite doubler repair for perforating damage.
Fastener installation and removal in composite structure.
- Repair to honeycomb sandwich part, skin and core damage, using 121 °C (250 °F) prepreg materials. This repair is to use two stage repair method and double sided heat for the first stage. This will be the heat blanket and hot bonder cure method.
This course complies with guidelines of:
AIR4844: Composites and Metal Bonding Glossary.
AIR5719: Teaching Points for an Awareness Class on "Critical Issues in Composite Maintenance and Repair".
AIR629: Guidelines for Repair Process Evaluation of Aluminum Bonded Structure.
ARP6262: Basic Composite Repair Technician Certification Standard.
FAA and EASA Publications:
- Part 147 EASA.
- AMC 20-29: Composite Aircraft Structure.
- FAA AC 20-107B: Composite Aircraft Structure.
- FAA AC 65-33: Development of Training/ Qualification Programs for Composite Maintenance Technicians.
- FAA AC 43-214: Repairs and Alterations to Composite and Bonded Aircraft Structure.
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Develop the skillset to safely work with reinforced plastic (use of glass, aramid and carbon fibers combined with high strength epoxy resin systems) and to perform inspection and repair on composite structure.
This course is designed for technicians, engineers, inspector and all other personal involved in the manufacture, maintenance and repair of composite structures. Prior composites experience is required, Advanced Composite Program Level 1 or equivalent
To gain in-depth knowledge of Aircraft Composites Structures and develop the skillset to safely work with reinforced plastic (use of glass, aramid and carbon fibers combined with high strength epoxy resin systems) and to perform inspection and repair on composite structure.