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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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Composite and Bonded Structure Technician/Specialist Training Document

2017-06-05
HISTORICAL
AIR4938B
This is a general curriculum that has been developed to identify the minimum knowledge and skill requirements of a composite and/or metal bond repair technician/specialist. This revision changes the document from an all-inclusive curriculum into a modular set of curricula. 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. These minimums may be exceeded and may include an increase in the total number of training hours and/or increases in the teaching levels. Each curriculum is a subpart of this document. Part 1 is the General Composite Structure Bonded Repair curriculum, independent of the application. Part 2 is the Commercial Aircraft Composite Structure Bonded Repair curriculum.
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Drying of Thermosetting Composite Materials

2017-05-26
WIP
ARP4977A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes standard methods for drying commercial aircraft composite structures prior to repair and gives general guidelines on use and applicability. It addresses the removal of liquids that have collected inside the structures through open damage, microcracks, or porosity and the removal of absorbed moisture from the composite material. The methods described in this document shall only be used when specified in an approved repair document or with the agreement of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or regulatory authority. If this document is used for the drying of materials other than thermosetting composite materials, the fitness for this purpose must be determined by the user. The purpose of this document is to provide a set of standard drying methods that may be referenced in repair documents produced by airlines or airframe and engine manufacturers.
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Heat Application for Thermosetting Resin Curing

2017-04-03
CURRENT
ARP5144A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes standard methods of heat application to cure thermosetting resins for commercial aircraft composite repairs. The methods described in this document shall only be used when specified in an approved repair document or with the agreement of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or regulatory authority.
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Design of Durable, Repairable, and Maintainable Aircraft Composite Structures

2016-02-25
WIP
AIR6902
This guidebook will assist in the design and integration of composite commercial aircraft structures that exhibit improved durability, maintainability and repairability. For international use by composite aircraft component designers, this book identifies problems that have occurred with various composite components and provides potential problem-solving recommendations. Written primarily for composite design engineers, Design of Durable, Repairable, and Maintainable Aircraft Composites should also prove valuable to those in structural engineering, materials and processing, product support, advanced product development, systems engineering, technical services, and maintenance operations.
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Machining of Composite Materials, Components and Structures

2015-04-15
CURRENT
AIR5367
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides information related to machining of composite materials, components and structures. This document is intended to supplement the machining processes and guidelines provided in OEM repair manuals and structural repair manuals. It is not intended to supersede the approved data provided in OEM repair documents.
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COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT COMPOSITE REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION-QUALIFACATION STANDARD ARP XXXX

2015-02-09
WIP
ARP6889
A. 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 aircraft composite repair technician certification and qualification. B. Persons who successfully complete the requirements of this certification standard are considered to be able to perform commercial aircraft composite repairs to composite structures in compliance with the manufacturers’ repair documentation or other acceptable repair methods. C. This document provides a method that a maintenance organization can use to qualify repair technicians
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Guidelines for Repair Process Evaluation of Aluminum Bonded Structure

2014-07-07
CURRENT
AIR6291
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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Carbon Fiber Fabric and Epoxy Resin Wet Lay-Up Repair Material Part 5 - Carbon Fiber Fabrics, Plain Weave, 193 g/m2, and Epoxy Resin

2014-04-11
CURRENT
AMS2980/5A
This Material Specification defines the requirements of carbon fiber fabric and epoxy resin systems used for wet lay-up repair of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy structures, qualified according to AMS2980/1 and AMS2980/2. Unless otherwise specified by the drawing, the order or the inspection schedule, the present specification shall be used in conjunction with the referenced documents.
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Carbon Fiber Fabric and Epoxy Resin Wet Lay-Up Repair Material Part 0 - Introduction

2014-03-17
CURRENT
AMS2980B
This document (Technical Specification) gives information about qualification rules and the relation between the different specification parts involved, such as Technical Specification (TS), Material Specification (MS), and Purchasing Specification (PS). The link to material qualification and qualified products is presented.
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Composite and Bonded Structure Technician/Specialist Training Document

2014-03-06
HISTORICAL
AIR4938A
This is a general curriculum that has been developed to identify the minimum knowledge and skill requirements of a composite and/or metal bond repair technician/specialist. This revision changes the document from an all-inclusive curriculum into a modular set of curricula. Teaching levels have been assigned to the curriculum to define the knowledge, skills and abilities graduates will need to make composite repairs. Minimum hours of instruction have been provided to ensure adequate coverage of all subject matter - lecture and laboratory. These minimums may be exceeded, and may include an increase in the total number of training hours and/or increases in the teaching levels. Each curriculum is a subpart of this document. Part 1 is the basic curriculum independent of product and is the companion to ARP6262 Part 2 is the aircraft specific curriculum and is currently under development and will be released in the next revision to this document.
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