This training course is designed to provide aircraft Ground Support Personnel (baggage & cargo handlers, fuel and service providers, etc.) with a dynamic overview of advanced composite materials that are used to manufacture the new generation aircraft.
With “safety” as the prime directive, the goal of this course is to create awareness for support personnel as to the differences between legacy all-metal aircraft and the new generation of all-composite aircraft (Boeing 787, Airbus A350, Bombardier C-Series, etc.)
Damage to “primary” composite structures can be CRITICAL to safe flight. Unlike metal aircraft, damage to a composite structure can be completely INVISIBLE to the naked eye! Having an awareness of how composites react to an impact from ground vehicles or equipment is important for service personnel. What has always been considered a “Minor” dent in metal can actually result in catastrophic failure of a composite part when the damage is all internal and not seen on the surface.
“Awareness” is the key factor in safety when providing support or servicing on or around composite aircraft. This course will provide the trainee with the “essential foundation knowledge” of how to recognize, report and above all else, PREVENT damage to composite aircraft structures.
Prior composites experience or training is not required.
There are currently no courses scheduled.