Aircraft Advanced Radome Repair
To Aircraft Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO stations and their composite repair technicians in the maintenance of Aircraft Radomes:
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 and some aerodynamics of the aircraft.
The radome is one of the most important parts of 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) with many years of repair experience who 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 instructor(s) 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 in-between course planning in assist of Part 145 Certified Composite/Radome Repair companies based in the Netherlands and Europe
We have the ability to train technicians in the repair of all type radomes such as surface erosion problems, extensive impact damage, full re-ring rebuilds, moisture ingress repair, and other repairs. Training in the fabrication of radome tooling for repair and re-ring or dome repairs is what we are best in.
Contact us for the course you or your company requires.
Abbreviations used :
- SAE: Society of Automotive Engineering
- SAE– CACRC: Commercial Aircraft Repair Committee
- SAE-AIR: Aerospace Recommended Practices document
- SAE-ARP: Aerospace Recommended Practices
- FAA: Federal Aviation Administration
- EASA: Europian Union Aviation Safety Authority
- MRO: Aircraft Maintenance Repair & Overhaul
- EFC: Aerth & Flight Composites Training
Day(-s): 5 / Tech code: TECH-120
Preferably you are advised to have attended hour EFC TECH-001 Stage I, TECH-010 Stage II and TECH-020 Stage III, composite courses.
Or any equivalent level of advanced repair knowledge and hands-on skills techniques in the field for 2 to 5 year are advised to accomplish this course successfully.
Please contact EFC if further information or assistance is needed concerning previous Composite Repair knowledge and skills.
Personnel of technical MRO maintenance departments in Composite Repair having over more than three years to five years experience in Advanced Aircraft Composite repair
The participant needs to be familiar with the use of the Structural Repair Manual (SRM) per OEM. and must have knowledge of aircraft structures.
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 the course the participant:
- Is 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 repair and maintenance manuals for Aircraft radome parts
- Knows material properties and is familiar with "Handling & Storage" of frozen repair materials
- Knows about the different type of core materials and placement
- Knows how to remove core materials with the use of the vacuum Felt technique
- Can apply fundamental radome skin support (both sides) using the Felt /vacuum technique
- Knows how to repair hail and lightning strike damages
- Can apply dry cycles according to the OEM manual to remove water ingress
- Can apply debulks
- Can install a flexible core into the dome nose
- Can perform a damage assessment plan and work as planned
- Knows how to apply a resin sweep according to the SRM
- Can find repair step to be taken in the Aircraft type related OEM manuals for Radomes
- Must be able to understand criteria as written in the SAE- ARPs "Aerospace Recommended Practices". and SAE AIR 4844 "Composites and Metal Bonded Glossary"
The following topics are discussed:
- Health and Safety (MSDS)
- 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
- Total dome replacement
- Sanding techniques
- Vacuum techniques like Felt support & materials
- Sandwich structures
- Quick Support Tooling & Felt Technique for Repair
- Use of Re-Usable vacuum bags
- Lightning strike impact
- removal and zone tagging of fasteners and parts removed
- Hail impact and rain erosion effect
- Dry cycle applications
- NDI Inspection check, equipment, and transmission checks, moisture meter
- Hot bonding equipment, oven, hotbox & autoclave cure, and pressure processes
- LDS assembly, insert placement sealing of LDS and inserts
- Resin sweep
- Radome Fasteners reinstallation, rivets, and inserts
- Installation of frames and LDS with fasteners
- Oven & autoclave cures
- OEM radome repair manual reading and compare between OEM types
- 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
- Wet lay-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, and placement and insulation during cures
- Resin sweep
- Post Repair inspection and record keeping
- Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 2-3
- Successful completion is 75% correct answers
- The examination will be 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, 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 of the participant's Examination, assessment document and logbook per student will be digitally sent to your company responsible manager or HR department.
- We also comply with the new European GDPR rules as effective on May 25th, 2018 concerning storage of private information of participants who attended our courses.
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.