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Inspector Metallic Structures Quality control starts with this training

Participants who successfully complete this specialized inspector training program for metallic aircraft structures are considered to be able:

to perform 
 

Course Information:

Training Locations: Netherlands, Singapore and Customer Location.

Course ID: MSI010

Course Duration: 4 Working days, 31 hours (22 hours theoretical, 9 hours practical)
 

 

This course complies with guidelines of:

SAE Publications:

  • AIR4844   Composites and Metal Bonding Glossary.

  • AIR5719   Teaching Points for an Awareness Class on "Critical Issues in Composite Maintenance and Repair".

  • ARP6262  Basic Composite Repair Technician Certification Standard.

EASA and FAA Certifcations:

  • 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.


Module Overview and Learning Goals:

After successful completion of each module, the participant will be able to:

Module 1: Structures General

  • Explain the way aircraft structures are classified;

  • Distinguish primary and secondary structural items;

  • Describe the Principal Structural Items;

  • Describe the Safe Life Items and Fatigue Critical Structure Identification;

  • Describe the requirements regarding aerodynamic smoothness.

 

Module 2: Structural Repair Manual

  • Navigate through the Structural Repair Manual (SRM) in the correct order;

  • Select the aircraft’s applicability 

  • Perform identification of damage, material and location accordance the SRM;

  • Decide whether or not a damage is withing allowable damage limits;

  • Select the appropriate repair;

  • Understand the various ways the SRM can be interpreted.

 

Module 3: Damages

  • Describe the steps of a proper damage assessment;

  • Name the types of damages that can occur;

  • Distinguish the different damage categories;

  • Describe how skin waviness must be measured;

  • Describe how the remaining thickness (after damage removal) must be measured;

  • Describe how to decided if a damage is allowed or not; 

  • Describe how damage must be removed.

 

Module 4: Damage/ Defect Reporting

  • Describe the various ways a damage can be reported;

  • Describe the possible damage follow-up actions that can be taken;

  • Describe the requirements regarding damage/defect reporting;

  • Describe the way damages which are allowed must be recorder.

 

Module 5: Repairs

  • Describe the requirements applicable for repairs, unless otherwise specified;

  • Name the meaning of definition regarding structural repair;

  • Perform the typical minor damage repairs;

  • Describe the general pitch distance requirements;

  • Describe the general edge distance requirements;

  • Describe when and how a chapter 51 standard repair may be selected.

 

Module 6: Fasteners

  • Describe the removal and installation process of solid rivets;

  • Describe when and which blind fasteners are used;

  • Describe when and which special fasteners are used;

  • Select the substitutional fastener, if applicable;

  • Select the correct and appropriate fastener;

  • Describe the symbols used for the various fasteners (incl. NAS523);

  • Select the correct length for a fastener (part number determination);

  • Describe the removal and installation process for the various fasteners;

  • Select the oversize fasteners that are allowed accordance OEM data; 

  • Select the correct hole and drill information from the given tables;

  • Define the tooling and equipment needed for the various fasteners.

 

Module 7: Standard Practices

  • Familiar with the forming process and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the bending process and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the joggling process and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the cutting and machining processes and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the countersinking process and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the spot facing process and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the sawing and routing processes and the quality control thereof.

 

Module 8: Materials

  • Describe the proper handling of materials and which precautions must be taken during preparation and handling;

  • Identify metals and their properties.

 

Module 9: Processes

  • Familiar with the various protective treatment processes and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the heat treatment process of the various aluminum alloys and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the hardness testing and conductivity measurement procedures and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the flap peening process/procedure and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with the cold expansion process/procedure and the quality control thereof;

  • Familiar with sealant application procedures and the quality control thereof.

 

Module 10: Surface Protection

  • Describe the clad layer penetration test procedure;

  • Describe the various protective treatment methods for metallic materials;

  • Describe the primer application procedure and the quality requirements;

  • Describe the paint application procedure and the quality requirements;

  • Describe the measures taken for erosion protection.

 

Module 11: Safety & Environment

  • Describe the handling of hazardous materials;

  • Select the correct personal protective equipment for each task;

  • Describe the proper ways to remove paint and primer;

  • Describe the correct working methods in order to prevent FOD.

 

Written Test

The written examination shall contain a minimum of 25 multiple choice questions.

The examination shall contain a minimum of 3 questions from each of the Topics listed in the outline for each Part. The examination will be closed book.

 

Practical Assessment and Logbook Evaluation

The practical assessment will be a separate, hands-on repair.

 

 

 

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