All EFC courses comply SAE-CACRC, AIR 4938 and FAA and EASA standards.
In this course, Advanced Composites Repair for aviation maintenance is all about working with advanced composites performing structural repairs and is our Hands-On TOP ‘level Stage III’, course as a follow-up for our TECH 010, (Stage II) This course ismeant for personnel of technical departments of aviation maintenance who want to acquire the knowledge and skills taught in this upper level of Aviation and Aerospace composite repair.
Or equivalent level. Please do contact us if you want to access your equivalent level
Participants must be able to speak, understand and read Technical English
Personnel of technical departments in aircraft maintenance or aerospace composites who want to become a Composite (Repair) technician who has a full understanding of, in-depth skills in Advanced Composite Repair, damage assessment and will be able to repair single and double curved damages following the OEM Structural Repair Manuals.
Number of participants
Minimum required 2 and maximum 8 per course*.
* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received!
At the end of this course the participants:
Must be able to work as a team but also independently with minimum supervision
Must be attentive to details
Will work according to Safety regulations and can recognise hazardous materials & situations
Can read and understand OEM Ply-Lay-Up drawings
Will have the utmost in-depth understanding of vacuum bag techniques
Will have advanced knowledge of glass and carbon fiber materials and their properties
Can assess several types of damage by photography & record keeping
Can perform structural repairs on composite parts and repair several damage types according to the OEM manuals
Has the excellent practical hands-on experience in taper sanding with various taper ratios and variations in overlaps as required by the OEM
Can recognise, cut, sand and remove different honeycomb core materials
Knows how to use and program, monitor different Heat systems for curing
Knows how to fabricate one-of composite repair tool for repair assist
Can use drill guide, pre-drill and drill holes in edge bands of composite panels with drill fixtures and bushings
Can build a Quick repair support doubler and a part using Heat systems
Must be able to understand criteria required in AIR 4838 (Latest revision)
Course content theory
Health & Safety
O.E.M. Comparison of manuals and other necessary documents
O.E.M. Advanced Ply Lay-Up/blueprint reading and interpretation
O.E.M. Additional Repair manual Damage assessment and record keeping documentation and photography
Composite awareness & damage incident reporting
Composite materials such as fiberglass and Carbon fiber Materials & processes
Surface prep & different repair type assessments and composite faster removal
Composite fastener hole drilling in fiberglass and carbon fiber panels
Use of Hot-Bonding equipment, and Pro’s and Con’s of varying heating devises
Application of Quick Repair Tooling
Vacuum support technique on repair area single side repairs
Participants will be daily intensively, individually monitored and evaluated by the instructor while repairing their individual parts!
Particpants will fill in their personal logbook daily which is signed of by the instructor(s)
The participant will be able to:
perform Damage assessment by inspection and photography and have to keep a record
prepare a Quick support Tool, cure it at low temp and apply release agent to it
perform vacuum leak checks on every repair, keep a record of it
make use of different types of heating equipment
scarfing carbon fiber panels with a 1/2" and 1/4" Steps
apply the ‘Felt part support technique’ for repair
prepare surface and repair steps and determination of working order steps
layup the pre-preg carbon fiber fabric in the correct Warp clock directions
Apply vacuum materials and heat blankets or other heat sources
prepare a support doubler (Tool) on a damaged carbon part
make a repair doubler next to the damaged area on an existing part
attach the tool and fasteners on an existing panel and cure
perform a post-repair inspection on all repair and keep a record
program & monitor Hot bonding equipment, change programs and parameters during a high temp. cures.
Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 1-2
Successful completion is 75% correct answers
The examination will be closed book and can be conducted by a Part 147 approved Examiner upon request
The practical mark will be the average of all marks gained from the practical exercises
All grades will be recorded in the participant individual training records and kept on record at EFC for unlimited time (compliant with Reference EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014) and the GDPR rules
A certificate of accomplishment is handed out to each participant
Assessment activities are built into our courses, to give feedback on the achievement and personal potential and kept a record in their personal logbook.
The final outcome of the participant's Examination, assessment document and practical logbook per student will be digitally sent to your company responsible manager or HR department
We also comply with the European GDPR rules as effective on May 25th, 2018 concerning storage of private information of participants who attended our courses.
Course run Onsite and at special request
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.