To MRO repair 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 like Specto
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
Participant needs to be familiar with the use of the Structural Repair Manual (SRM) per OEM. and must have knowledge of aircraft structures.
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 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"
Course content theory
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
Vacuum techniques like Felt support & materials
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
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
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 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.
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.