Aircraft Structural Repair Manual Reading & Interpretation

Course code: TECH-040
Course duration: 5 Days


Introduction: This course content can be derived from and in accordance with the following documents:

SRM processes

  • Composite Allowable and Repairable Damage Limit Assessment
  • Prepreg Repair Process
  • Wet Layup Repair Process
  • Composite Allowable and Repairable Damage Limit Assessment
  • Prepreg Repair Process
  • Wet Layup Repair Process
  • SRM Boeing (SRM  Manual reading for a specific Type of Aircraft OEM type (on request )
  • SRM Airbus  (SRM  Manual reading for a specific Type of Aircraft OEM type (on request )
  • AMM
  • IPC

The Aircraft Structural Repair Manual (SRM) is compiled in accordance with the ATA 100 (Air Transport Association). This was done to clarify specific instructions in order to perform correct repairs on aircraft.
The SRM contains material data, allowed criteria concerning structural damage and images of the most common repairs.

Every aircraft manufacturer OEM issues its own manual for each type of aircraft and its repair produces. This course participant will learn how to use these manuals and understand its ATA-100 setup information structure so that their search for repair rules will be swift and correct.

This course prepares the participant to interpret, find/design repairs within the limits of the Structural Repair Manual (SRM) according to with all other paperwork needed for repair. The course includes repair case studies that require the participant to determine allowable damage limits, composite part Identification, type of damage, and metallic and composite repair options.

Advised pre-requisites

Read, write and understand and speak (technical) English and some understanding of the specific composite jargon in the US and UK as noted in the SAE- AIR 4844 Rev C. Composite Glossary setup by the International Training Task group CACRC. Knowledge of the ATA 100 chapter build up is an advantage.


This course is intended for Boeing aircraft structural repair technicians and engineers of technical departments, certifying staff Part 145 and quality inspectors.

Number of participants

Minimum required 4 and Maximum 16 per course*.

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


Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to use the SRM to:

  • Identify specific aeroplane parts and locations.
  • Find allowable damage limits in the specific SRM.
  • Identify types of damage that can be repaired using the SRM chapters.
  • Identify the differences between repair types.
  • Find repairs for specific damage exercises during the course.
  • Find Wet Lay-up Repair processes in the SRM

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)

Course outline

  • Structural Repair Manual (SRM) Format choice of customer
  • General Data (ATA-100 SRM Chapter 51)
  • Airplane Reference, LEPs and abbreviations
  • Structural Damage Tolerance Classification
  • Structural Repair Definitions
  • Definitions of Terms
  • Standard Processes and Procedures
  • Protective Treatment of Materials
  • Sealant usage
  • Materials
  • Fasteners
  • General Repairs in the SRM
  • Damage Evaluation
  • Airplane Part Identification and Location
  • Allowable Damage Limits
  • Post repair and Inspection Methods
  • Repair Design
  • Case Studies of different composite and metallic repairs


  • Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 1-2
  • Successful completion is 75{63753f107260f26306864167adcf73e00445e84c75013824deb98cc0ddc15287} correct answers
  • The examination will be open book and will use existing repair cases out of the SRM
  • On request the examination can be conducted by a Part 147 approved Examiner
  • All certificates and 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)

Tailor made

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.

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:  1.595,00 EUR

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