Aircraft Advanced Radome Repair

Course code: TECH-120

Course Duration:  5 Days

Intoduction
To MRO stations and their Composite repair technicians:

As an MRO composite repair station an Aircraft radome is more than just a cover for your aircraft’s radar unit. It’s an integral part of your avionics system.

The radome is one of the most important parts on the airplane. It must be able to withstand the wind-, rain- and hail- forces of normal flight while providing a window through which the radar signal can be sent. That’s why all radomes need to be repaired following approved OEM repair specifications by very skilled Composite Repair Technicians.

To repair your damaged Radome(s) by OEM specifications, you need skilled and well trained Composite Repair Technician(s) that can do the job accordingly. Advanced Radome Repair requires far more added skills from a Composite Repair Technician than he already has.

In our training center in Amsterdam, we train you as an individual or as a company Composite Repair Technician in Advanced Radome Repair.  Our skilled instructors are professional experts in advanced composite repair and specialized in all type radome repair. In this course we will offer you a range of repair methods, techniques, which the instructors perform on a monthly base inbetween course planning in assist of a Part 145 Certified Composite/Radome Repair company  based in the Netherlands and abroad.

Participants:

Personnel of  technical departments in Composite Repair having a lot of previous experience in Aircraft Composite repair and are familiar  with the use of the Structural Repair Manual per OEM. The participants must also has knowledge of aircraft structures. (Please contact us for equivalence & test criteria at: info@efcomposites.com)

Minimum number of participants: 2, Maximum number of participants: 8.

Advised Pre requisites:
Preferable our EFC TECH-001 Stage I, TECH-010 Stage II and TECH-020 Stage III, composite courses.
Or equivalent  advanced repair knowledge and Hands-On skills in sanding techniques in the field  for 2 to 5 year is nessecary to accomplish this course succesfully
Please contact EFC if further information or assistance is needed concerning previous Composite Repair knowledge and skills.

Theoretical subjects (Level 3):

 The following topics are discussed:

  • Safety & Environment
  • Documents: ATA100, SRM per OEM & comparison
  • Handling & Storage of materials
  • Post Repair Inspection and Repair sequence Techniques
  • Dry cycles removing moisture 
  • Radome Standard & Repair Materials and Repair Techniques
  • Radome ply lay-up processes and ply lay-up drawings
  • Core splicing chamfered crush splice
  • Resin Infusion for repair & materials
  • Resin sweep
  • Sanding techniques
  • Vacuum techniques & materials
  • Sandwich structures
  • Quick Support Tooling & Felt Technique for Repair
  • Use of Re-Usable vacuum bags
  • Lightning strike, LDS, hail impact and rain erosion
  • NDI Inspection check, equipment and transmission checks, moisture meter
  • Hot bonding equipment, oven, hotbox & autoclave cure and pressure processes
  • Radome Fasteners, such rivets and inserts
  • Installation of frames and LDS with fasteners
  • Oven & autoclave cures

Practical workshop training includes:

  • OEM radome manual reading and comparecense
  • Cleaning and handling
  • Repair damage inspection, photography and record keeping
  • Tap testing techniques & equipment and limitations
  • Moister measurement with JR moisture meter and water removal
  • Resin injection repair method
  • Repair of different radome damage type set-ups and their specific repair methods
  • Wetlay-up repair techniques on radomes
  • Step repair cutting techniques in quarts glass and Aramid
  • Quick Support Tooling usage, caul plate and Felt support tooling technique
  • Use of hot bonding equipment, heat blankets, tc placement and insulation during cures
  • Resin sweep
  • Post Repair inspection and record keeping

Examination

  • Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 2-3
  • Successful completion is 75% correct answers (The examination will be closed book)
  • The practical mark will be the average of all marks gained from the practical exercises and personal logbook per student
  • All grades will be recorded in the participant individual training records and kept on record at EFC and your company for unlimited time (compliant with Reference EASA Commission Regulation (EU)No 1321/2014)
  • A certifcate of accomplishment is handed out to each participant.

Request for 'On-Site' Training
This course can be requested for an 'On-Site' training at your company under certain "Terms & Conditions"
It will involve additional cost such as: Instructor(s) Travel, lodging, daily allowance, shipping /ensuring material and bringing in equipment.

To hold this course 'On-Site' successfully, there are specific material and equipment requirements that need to be present at your company such as a radome.  We can ship our radomes if nessecary.

Note for companies only:

  • If required, our Training course can be tailored made to meet your specific needs. 
  • Course dates as noted on our schedule can be adjusted on request to a required starting date.

For information & requirements, contact our business & purchasing manager Rolf Hovener via e-mail at info@efcomposites.com

Course Pricing
All listed course prices are Excluding VAT. (Dutch VAT is 21%, comparable with VAT). EFC complies with Dutch tax laws. 
On request, companies can be sent an invoice instead of pay direct on-line with PayPal, IDEAL or credit card. Thank you for reading this.