NDI-Identification and Damage Assessment to Composite Aircraft Structures

This course is a Training ‘level 1-2  course 
"NDI Identification & Damage  Assessment to composite Aircraft structures"

It is a “Basic”  designed course to meet the requirements of a wide range of participants such as; Line mechanics, Composite technicians, Certifying staff, NDI Inspectors and Quality Control inspectors, who want to have a better understanding and importance of visual inspection and damage assessment of advanced composites and limitations of tap testing on developed composite parts with thin and thicker skins.

This training course will provide general procedures and requirements for inspection, identification, damage assessment, damage reporting of damages on Advanced composite aircraft structures and parts.

This course is a Training ‘level 1-2  course
"NDI Identification & Damage  Assessment to composite Aircraft structures."

It is a “Basic”  designed course to meet the requirements of a wide range of participants.
Particpants as; Line mechanics, Composite Technicians, Certifying staff, NDI Inspectors and Quality Control inspectors who want to have a better understanding and importance of visual inspection and damage assessment of advanced composites and limitations of tap testing on composite parts with thin and thicker skins.

This training course will provide general procedures and requirements for inspection, identification, composite damage assessment, & reporting of damages on Advanced composite aircraft structures and its parts.

After completing this course, the participant will have general knowledge:

  • of aircraft composite material damage inspection by mapping and reporting using the correct terms and conditions
  • of aircraft composite structure and parts per  OEM aircraft type and its location
  • the differences between metallic and composite aircraft structures and parts
  • Identifying types of damage in a composite structure and inspection methods.
  • And Practical experience in the process of aircraft structures damage assessment and mapping.

Day(-s): 5 (days) / Tech code: TECH-009

  • Non required.
  • Basic training of aircraft structure and basic understanding
    Preferably some basic knowledge of, What are composites, and where are they made out and of and used for in Civil  Aviation aircraft
  • The normal hearing required in both ears.
    Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age, due to heredity, medical conditions or loud and long noise exposure.
    As we get older, we naturally become more susceptible to hearing loss because of changes to the delicate mechanics of our ears and therefore its more difficult to receive sounds coming from a tapping device
    A simple screening will help you identify a potential hearing problem. if you have one
    An online hearing test is no substitute for a real hearing test by an audiologist or hearing care professional. It is always advisable to obtain a more in-depth hearing test from your local hearing care professional. Checking your current hearing quality is an essential step if you professionally want to perform Tap testing composite parts in your company.

Personnel of technical departments with prior experience in Composites and who want to gain a better understanding of inspecting parts made out off advanced composite materials by mean of hand Tap testing, electronic Tap hammer testing for delaminations or dis-bonds on Composite panels.
Personnel with some composite fabrication or Repair experience

Minimum required 4 and maximum 10 per course*.

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

This training course will provide general procedures and requirements of damage assessment, mapping and report in composite structure aircraft for a line mechanic.

  • After complete this course, participants will have a general knowledge of aircraft composite material, general aircraft composite structure, differences of metallic and composite aircraft structure, types of damage in a composite structure and inspection methods. Practical experience in the process of aircraft structures damage assessment and mapping.
  • Must be attentive to details in composite parts

(Level 1-2)

  • Health and Safety (MSDS)
  • General knowledge  of composites Aircraft structure
    – Introduction to composite materials
    – Types of structure, Sandwich, Monolithic
    – Types of composite materials
     
  • Aircraft composite structure and its locations per OEM type of Aircraft
    –  Introduction of the composite aircraft structure
    –  The difference of Composite and Metalic Aircraft structure
    – Composite structure Awareness
  • Advanced Composites parts and its location on various types of OEM aircrafts
  • Limitations of NDI by hand tapping
  • Repair /NDI Manual chapter subjects
     
  • General  composite structure definitions
    – Scratches
    – Erosion
    – Cracks
    – Holes and Punctures
    – Disbond-debond
    – Delamination
    – Water ingression
    – Lightning strike and heat damage 
    – Hidden damage awareness
     
  • General composite structure inspection methods &  procedures for damage and repair inspection on honeycomb structure with thin skins References:
  • NDI Part 1, 51-01-01 Inspection of repairs
  • NDI Part 2, 51-00-02 Substructure Fracture in Composite Structure
  • NDI Part 4, 51-00-05 Bond test inspection of Honeycomb Structure
  • Typical inspection methods of composite  structures
    – Visual Inspection
    – Tap testing
    – Ultrasonic
    – X-Ray
    – Thermography
  • The relationship between damage types and inspection methods
  • Use of reverence standards
  • Preparation of damage area for assessment
  • Application of Tap scan patterns on composite parts
  • Tap sound definitions and understanding
  • Examine honeycomb structures
  • How to make an Analysis of the Inspection results
  • OEM Repair documents
    -SRM- ADL-RDL identification
  • Application of  Equipment used and it illustrations:
    – Boeing and Airbus Tap Test hammers, steel and aluminium
    – Piano wire Tap hammer
    – RD3 electronic tap hammer
    – Woodpecker WP-632 digital tap hammer
    – Stetusscoop
    – Dolphicam inspection unit
  • A short introduction to advanced Aircraft composite structures/ and Aircraft metal bonded structures
  • Composite awareness & reporting minor/major damage incident

Hands-on performed in the classroom on actual past

  • Participants will be intensively monitored while performing practical NDI on actually prepared composites parts/ constructions
  • Mapping and reporting requirement
    – General structure arrangements
    – Defect identification
    – Damage assessment technique
    – Mapping process
    – Reporting process
     
  • Minor Damage assessment, impact, dents scratches and others
  • Accept or reject criteria
  • Quality Assurance
  • Post Inspection of composite parts
  • Determine damage types and size in fiber laminates and honeycomb sandwich parts
  • Checking max. Allowable damage limits on parts
  • Application of Tap scan patterns on composite parts
  • Damage assessment, damage mapping and reporting according to the SRM allowable damage limits
  • Accept or reject parts accordingly

  • Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 1-2
  • Successful completion is 75% correct answers The examination will be closed book
  • The practical mark damage assessment, mapping and reporting procedures will be assessed by the practical assessment
  • All grades will be recorded in the participant individual training records by EFC and will be sent to the responsible client office and manager
    The record will  at EFC for five years time (compliant with Reference EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014)
  • Also according to our Term & Conditions and the AVG/GPDR Participant new Privacy rules mandatory in the European Community per May 25th, 2018
  • A certificate of accomplishment and course content doc. Is handed out to each participant.

Note for companies only:

If required, our Training courses can be tailored made to meet your specific needs.
Course dates as noted on our course schedule can be adjusted on request to meet your required starting date.
If you have a requirement for this, please contact our business development manager, Rolf Hovener, via his personal page.

For your company to benefit, this course can be held ‘On-Site’ at your facility under certain conditions.
Click on this link to the Onsite information webpage!

Courses as noted on our course schedule page can be run on request to meet your required start and end date.

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.

Payment is securely arranged via Mollie.nl . More information can be found on the website of Mollie.



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