Currency competence assessment for composite repair personnel

Course code: TECH-022
Course duration: 5 Days

Introduction

This course content is derived from and in accordance with the following documents:

  • SAE INTERNATIONAL-ARP 6262 document
  • SEA-AIR 4938 (last revision)

Currency  Composite repair personnel should demonstrate continued competence (every 3 years) by performing a repair or by performing a practical repair damage assessment under the direct supervision of a designated authorized examiner by your or our organization.

Participants

Aviation Composite Technicians, having completed the following EFC Composite courses successfully or equivalent training:

  • EFC TECH-001 Basics principles of composite structures fabrication & repair
  • EFC TECH-010 Intermediate of composite structures fabrication & repair
  • EFC TECH-020 Advanced composite repair

Number of participants

Maximum 12 per course*.

* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received!

Objectives

To provide participants with theoretical knowledge and practical Hands-On skills necessary to carry out basic fabrication and repair.

At the end of the course the participants:

  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Must be attentive to details
  • Can work according to Safety regulations and recognize hazardous situations & materials
  • Can work with the OEM manuals for interior parts
  • Knows material properties and is familiar with “Handling & Storage” of frozen materials
  • Knows how work with dry glass fabric and liquid Epoxy resin to impregnate wet in wet (Wet Lay-Up)
  • Can apply damage assessment plan work and work as planned
  • Can find steps of repair to be taken in the Aircraft type related OEM manuals for interior parts
  • Can apply fundamental vacuum bagging, bleeder & breather concepts
  • Can repair  Glass fibre single/double curved panels with Nomex® honeycomb and foam core
  • Performs basic ‘Wet Lay Up’ cosmetic repairs in sanwhich panels  from the inside to outside
  • Can apply Tedlar and wall paper
  • Must be able to understand criteria as written in the SAE- CACRC AIR 4938 and Composite Glossary document.

Course content theory (Level 1,2)

  • Health and Safety (MSDS)
  • Composite interior repair of laminates and honeycomb sandwich panel with thin skins
  • Materials: Dry fiber cloth and weave styles, wet resin impregnation and squeeze out, adhesives, potting compounds and honeycomb core types and density
  • Fundamentals of fabrication: dry cloth and pre-preg handling, ply orientation, layup procedures, vacuum bagging techniques
  • Introduction and use  of OEM manuals per Aircraft type for cabin Interior  parts repair
  • Resin, adhesive systems: thermosets vs. mix ratios, viscosity, service temperature limits, cold storage requirements / shelf life limits, pot life, etc.
  • Material Data Sheet (MDS) reading to determine Open time, Shelf life, and material Cure cycles
  • Composite awareness & reporting damage incidents
  • Minor Damage assessment, dents scratches and others
  • Sanding techniques for thin laminate skins, scarf angels, repairs
  • Installing & removing installed fasteners like treadhed inserst, bushings
  • Installing heli-coil threaded inserts
  • Upholstery of interior parts* (* Can be added on request)

Workshop exercises

  • Damage assessment
  • Performing a repair
  • Use of release films
  • Use of hot-bonder & Heat blanket, TC use and monitoring
  • Post repair inspection

Examinations

  • 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 including the outcome of the destructive testing of the fabricated test coupons.
  • 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)

SAE INTERNATIONAL- ARP6262

  • Currency:Composite repair personnel should demonstrate continued competence every 3 years by performing a repair or by performing a practical assessment under the direct supervision of an examiner authorized and designated by the organization or by having participated in or performed at least six composite repairs in the 3-year period
  •  Recurrent Training: A training program should include provisions for recurrent training to continually update persons on technology, materials and other changes regarding composite maintenance and repair. Records of recurrent training should be maintained by the organization and the individual.
  • Loss of Certification:If the individual is shown to perform unsatisfactorily, certification shall be withdrawn.
  • Recertification:Remedial training and / or testing may be required to become re-certified.

On site

This currency competence assessment can be hold 'On-Site' at your company under certain conditions. 

It will involve additional cost such as: Travel, lodging, daily allowance, shipping / ensuring material and equipment plus 25%. If we do hold this course 'On-Site', there are specific requirements per course regarding the equipment of your company workshop and training material availability. 

For information & requirements, contact our business & purchasing manager Rolf Hovener via his personal page.

Course pricing

All listed course prices are Excl VAT. (Dutch VAT is 21%). EFC complies with Dutch tax laws. On request, companies can be sent an invoice instead of paying direct On-line with PayPal, IDEAL or credit card.




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Cost for this course:  2.050,00 EUR

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