Aircraft Composite Repair

AC001 Advanced Aircraft Composite Repair 1

Course Code: AC001
Duration: 10 Days
Course Fee: £2635+VAT
Course structure: 20% theory, 80% practical

This course is intended for those members of staff who will be carrying out repairs
on composite aircraft structures. It will give them sufficient knowledge to be able to complete the
repair to approved aerospace standards. No previous knowledge required.

The approach to composite repair and the recommendations given by manufacturers are constantly changing as more experience has been gained by the industry. The course content has been devised to respond to these changes and now reflects the current requirements for composite repair within the industry.

The repair techniques specified in the aircraft manufacturers’ structural repair manuals will form the basis of the course. These techniques can be related directly to a number of aircraft types such as the Boeing 747, 757, 767, 787, Airbus A319/320/321. The theory elements support and are appropriate to enable the delegates to understand the important principles and safety requirements of composite materials and produce quality repairs.

The techniques used are those currently recommended in manufacturers structural repair manuals and emphasis is placed on the requirements to adhere to these procedures. The importance of quality assurance is stressed throughout and attention is paid to the adoption of quality control procedures and safety within the repair process. The course satisfies ATA 104 IV objectives and SAE AIR4938 standards.

The course aims to:

  • familiarise the delegate with the materials and techniques used to manufacture and repair composite components.
  • provide the delegate with the knowledge to satisfy the appropriate health and safety requirements.
  • equip the delegate with the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out sound and effective repairs on composite aircraft components, according to the methods recommended and accepted by the aircraft manufacturers.
  • provide the knowledge required to interpret standard structural repair manuals and to relate them to a given repair situation.
  • familiarise the delegate with a wide range of structural repair methods so they can find all the relevant information relating to a particular repair.

8th – 19th January 2024
11th – 22nd March 2024
13th – 24th May 2024
8th – 19th July 2024
16th 27th September 2024
11th – 22nd November 2024

AC003 Advanced Aircraft Composite Repair 2

Course Code: AC003
Duration: 10 Days
Course Fee: £2866.50+VAT
Course structure: 20% theory, 80% practical
Prior learning (Pre requisite): AC001 Aircraft Composite Repair 1 (Or Equivalent).

This course is intended for those members of staff who will be carrying out repairs on composite aircraft structures. The course is a follow-on course from the Aircraft Composite Repair 1 course AC001, delegates will have satisfactorily completed AC001 or equivalent prior to attending this advanced course.

This Advanced Composite Repair 2 course has been developed in response to our aircraft customers demand for a follow up course to address in detail complex repair requirements as stipulated in the SRMs. Alongside developing skills in repair techniques, the course introduces some of the newest techniques that have been introduced for the latest aircraft.

The techniques used in the training have been well proven and are based on those given by aircraft manufacturers; these are supported by appropriate current and relevant theory as appropriate, this theoretical content allows the delegate to produce quality repairs using the correct materials and procedures and to work safely. The importance of quality assurance is stressed throughout with particular attention being paid to the adoption of quality control procedures throughout the repair process.

The course satisfies ATA 104 IV objectives and SAE AIR4938 standards.

The course aims:

  • to provide an in-depth knowledge of repair rationales across a breadth of repair situations.
  • to equip the delegate with the knowledge to undertake complex repairs in line with SRM stipulations.
  • to equip the delegate with the knowledge and practical skills required to carry out effective repairs to bolted, riveted and bonded assemblies.
  • to provide the delegates with the appropriate experience of manufacturing tooling required to complete complex repairs.
  • to familiarise the delegate with a wide range of structural repair methods so that they can implement the latest methods of repair.
  • to satisfy all the relevant quality assurance and safety requirements.

15th – 26th April 2024
7th – 18th October 2024

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