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Reporting of Damage to Composite Structure

2021-03-29
WIP
AIR7509
To create Guidance on the essential information/data that is needed to correctly assess damage and document the damage. A guidance document is proposed as the initial step in which it is documented what essential information is required for a composite repair with the aim to reduce to number of back and forward communications, improve the documents to define damage such as mapping, damage descriptions, sketches, pictures. CACRC Procedures Task Group will be drafting the document.
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Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Tape Epoxy Repair Prepreg, Vacuum Curing Part 1 - General Requirements

2021-02-23
CURRENT
AMS6885/1
AMS6885/1 gives information about the technical requirements and qualification procedure for unidirectional carbon fiber tape epoxy repair prepreg capable of curing under vacuum for repair of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy structures. The repair system includes an epoxy film adhesive to be applied in a co-bonding process with the prepreg for solid laminate and sandwich bonding.
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Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Tape Epoxy Repair Prepreg, Vacuum Curing Part 2 - Qualification Program for Fiber, Carbon Fiber Tape Prepreg, and Film Adhesive

2021-02-23
CURRENT
AMS6885/2
AMS6885/2 gives specific information about the qualification program for unidirectional carbon fiber tape epoxy repair prepreg capable of curing under vacuum for repair of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy structures. The prepreg system shall include an epoxy film adhesive to be applied in a co-bonding process with the prepreg for solid laminate and sandwich bonding.
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Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Tape Epoxy Repair Prepreg, Vacuum Curing Part 3 - Purchasing Specification for Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Tape Epoxy Repair Prepreg

2021-02-22
CURRENT
AMS6885/3
This Purchasing Specification, AMS6885/3, specifies the batch release and delivery requirements for unidirectional carbon fiber tape epoxy prepreg used for repair. This specification is applicable only when the unidirectional carbon fiber tape epoxy prepreg is used as part of the repair system defined in AMS6885 and AMS6885/1. This specification also defines the procedure and requirements for storage life extension of materials purchased against this specification. It is only applicable for materials qualified against AMS6885 (refer to PRI-QPL-AMS6885) and shall be carried out within the responsibility of the purchaser and under control of its Quality organisation.
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Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Tape Epoxy Repair Prepreg, Vacuum Curing Part 5 - Material Specification for Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Tape Epoxy Prepreg for Repair and Film Adhesive for Repair, 120 to 145 °C (250 to 290 °F) Curing

2021-02-22
CURRENT
AMS6885/5
AMS6885/5 is the Material Specification (MS) which defines the requirements of a unidirectional carbon fiber tape epoxy repair prepreg capable of curing under vacuum for repair of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy structures. It also defines the requirements of an epoxy film adhesive to be applied in a co-bonding process with the prepreg for solid laminate and sandwich bonding.
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Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Tape Epoxy Repair Prepreg, Vacuum Curing Part 4 - Purchasing Specification for Film Adhesive

2021-02-22
CURRENT
AMS6885/4
This Purchasing Specification, AMS6885/4, specifies the batch release and delivery requirements for film adhesive used for repair. This specification is applicable only when the film adhesive is used as part of the repair system defined in AMS6885 and AMS6885/1. This specification also defines the procedure and requirements for storage life extension of materials purchased against this specification. It is only applicable for materials qualified against AMS6885 (refer to PRI-QPL-AMS6885), and shall be carried out within the responsibility of the purchaser and under control of its Quality organisation.
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Guidelines for Repair Process Evaluation of Aluminum Bonded Structure

2020-10-15
WIP
AIR6291A
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is intended to be used as a process verification guide for evaluating implementation of key factors in repair of metal bond parts or assemblies in a repair shop environment. This guide is to be used in conjunction with a regulatory approved and substantiated repair, and is intended to promote consistency and reliability.
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Identification and Assessment of Damage to Composite Aircraft Structures Training Document

2020-08-03
CURRENT
AIR6825
Individuals who complete the applicable modules aligned with this training document will be able to define the type of damage, define the extent of damage, determine if further inspection is required, evaluate the damage against published allowable damage limits, and provide accurate documentation of the damage. The intended outcome of the training is increased safety such that no aircraft is released with unknown damage and that the aircraft meets continued airworthiness requirements. The goal is to change the culture from damage discovery to damage reporting while also reducing or eliminating flight delays due to incorrect or insufficient information. Teaching levels have been assigned to the curriculum to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities graduates will need. Minimum hours of instruction have been provided to ensure adequate coverage of all subject matter including lecture and practical exercise.
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Masking and Cleaning of Epoxy and Polyester Matrix Thermosetting Composite Materials

2020-02-28
WIP
ARP4916A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes methods of masking and cleaning commercial aircraft, epoxy and polyester matrix, composite parts prior to their entry into the composites shop, masking and cleaning of on-wing repair areas in preparation for carrying out repairs and wipe cleaning during repair and prior to bonding. It this document is used for the masking or cleaning of materials other than epoxy and polyester matrix thermosetting composite materials, the fitness for this purpose must be determined by the user.

The methods of masking and cleaning described in this document have specific limited application and are not interchangeable. The methods shall only be used when specified in an approved repair procedure or with the agreement of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or regulatory authority.

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Standardized composite training program

2019-12-04
WIP
AIR6671
SAE CACRC has produced several standards, each representing the best-practice, recommended minimum training syllabus for the aforementioned target groups. The purpose of this document is to promote the use of these SAE standards, particularly for developing training programs for employee training, qualification in airlines and maintenance organizations, and as reference in regulatory guidance material. It summarizes, as a quick reference, the content of each training document and its relation to and interaction with other training documents. Thereby it allows users to select the appropriate training documents and syllabi to establish a comprehensive, sequential training program build-up customized to the specific needs of the aforementioned functions (see figure). This document does not intend to introduce new training content/syllabus.
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Basic Composite Repair Technician Certification Standard

2019-09-10
CURRENT
ARP6262A
It is recognized that the structural integrity of repaired composite structures depends upon the capabilities of the individuals who are responsible for performing the repairs. This document is intended to address repairs of composite structure regardless of the type of structure such as marine, wind turbine, automotive, aircraft, or other applications. This certification standard establishes the minimum requirements for training, examining, and certifying composite structure repair personnel. It establishes criteria for the certification of personnel requiring appropriate knowledge of the technical principles underlying the composite structural repairs they perform. Persons certified under this document may be eligible for licensing or certification/ qualification by an appropriate authority, in addition to this industry accepted basic composite repair technician certification.
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Composites and Metal Bonding Glossary

2019-04-24
WIP
AIR4844D
The following terminology has been generated by the ATA/IATA/SAE Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (CACRC) and provides terminology for design, fabrication, and repair of composite and bonded metal structures. The purpose of this AIR is to provide terminology that should be used when developing CACRC repair documents or repair documents produced by airlines or airframe and engine manufacturers. It is intended to develop this AIR into an AS.
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Composite and Bonded Structure Technician/Specialist Training Document

2018-09-19
CURRENT
AIR4938C
This document establishes the minimum curriculum requirements for training, practical assessments, and certifying composite structure repair personnel and metalbond repair personnel. It establishes criteria for the certification of personnel requiring appropriate knowledge of the technical principles underlying the composite structural repairs and/or metalbond they perform. Persons certified under this document may be eligible for licensing/certification/qualification by an appropriate authority, in addition to this industry accepted technician certification. Teaching levels have been assigned to the curriculum to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities graduates will need to make repairs to composite or metalbond structure. Minimum hours of instruction have been provided to ensure adequate coverage of all subject matter including lecture and laboratory.
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COMPOSITE INSPECTOR TRAINING COURSE TO ENHANCE PROFICIENCY AND IMPROVE RELIABILITY

2018-07-24
WIP
AIR7491
Increased use of advanced composite structural materials on aircraft has resulted in the need to address the more demanding quality and non-destructive testing procedures. Accordingly, increased utilization of solid laminate composites is driving changes to airline NDT training requirements and greater emphasis on the application of accurate NDT methods. Modules, including an introduction to composite materials, composite NDI theory and practice, special cases and lessons learned, have been produced in addition to various hands-on NDT exercises. A set of proficiency specimens containing realistic composite structures and representative damage has been designed in order to reinforce teaching points of the course and “test” inspector’s proficiency. Extensive details of the course modules, hand-on exercises and the proficiency specimens are all presented in this report.
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Vacuum Bagging of Thermosetting Composite and Metalbond Repairs

2018-01-10
CURRENT
ARP5143A
This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes methods of vacuum bagging, a process used to apply pressure in adhesive bonding and heat curing of thermosetting composite materials and metalbond for commercial aircraft parts. If this document is used for the vacuum bagging of other than thermosetting composite materials and metalbond, the fitness for this purpose must be determined by the user. The methods shall only be used when specified in an approved Repair Document or with the agreement of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
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Repair Tooling

2017-10-30
WIP
AIR5431A
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) offers information about the use of support tooling for composite repair processes, as well as descriptions of some of the different tooling materials used and their applications. If the repair document requires the use of tooling, refer to this AIR for additional information.
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Composites and Metal Bonding Glossary

2017-06-20
CURRENT
AIR4844C
The following terminology has been generated by the ATA/IATA/SAE Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (CACRC) and provides terminology for design, fabrication, and repair of composite and bonded metal structures.
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