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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- AMT 211
- Course Title:
- Composite Structures
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Covers modern bonded structures such as honeycomb and laminated components. Includes discussion of inspection and limited repairs to wood structures. Examines methods of removing finishes, corrosion proofing and painting aircraft and aircraft components. Includes inspection and recovering operations for fabric covered aircraft. Prerequisites: AMT 203, AMT 204, MTH 60 or with AMT Department Chair permission, the AMT department Math test with 70% or higher.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is part of a Program designed to meet some of the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for certification of Aviation Mechanics, and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Upon completion of the Program, the student should be able to:
- Make independent and accurate airworthiness judgments while inspecting and maintaining aircraft in accordance with applicable airworthiness requirements.
- Recognize common factors within a complex problem and draw upon many sources to formulate a solution.
- View a problem from both the overall perspective, and the specific perspective.
- Discern and discuss the similarities and the differences in the comparison of aircraft systems and components.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need to commit to developing a plan of action based upon the research and understanding of appropriate maintenance and inspection data.
- Manifest an appropriate attitude toward, and implement a plan of "Safety Awareness" and compliance that includes you, your co-workers, the work area, and the aircraft.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of this Course, the student should be able to:
- Identify the materials, processes and procedures for the design, manufacture, inspection, and repair of wood structures, plastic components, and composite structures.
- Fabricate, and perform repairs to, plastic components and composite structures.
- Understand the criteria for selecting special fastener systems used in composite structures.
- Identify various approved aircraft fabric covering processes, materials, and inspection procedures.
- Select and apply aircraft finishing materials; inspect finishes and identify defects; and identify requirements for registration markings.
Course Activities and Design
Lecture/discussion/demonstration sessions and lab projects, supported by written instructional materials, will present to the student background knowledge needed at entry level for related aviation maintenance employment, and to perform the written, oral, and practical tests which are required for FAA certification of Aviation Mechanics. The assignment of four credit hours to this course indicates that students will be involved with the course content for approximately 120 hours. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of the official scheduled class hours in their efforts to master the course content. For this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion, the total hours recorded for the course must not be less than 90% of the hours offered during the module (typically 90 hours). Material missed by students during allowed absence will be made available to them in one or more ways, as selected by the instructor. The student is responsible for checking with the instructor following any absence, and for accessing the missed material that is made available.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Evaluation methods include written and oral testing, attendance and class participation, and satisfactory completion of class projects. Evaluation levels will be at least those defined in 14 CFR Part 147 Appendices and in this Course Content & Outcome Guide. A letter grade of “C” (minimum 76%) or higher is required for this course to be creditable toward the FAA authorized Certificate of Completion.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
A. Wood Structures
B. Aircraft Covering
- Service and repair wood structures.
- Identify wood defects.
- Inspect wood structures.
C. Aircraft Finishes
- Select and apply fabric and fiberglass covering materials.
- Inspect, test, and repair fabric and fiberglass.
D. Sheet Metal and Non-Metallic Structures
- Apply trim, letters and touch-up paint.
- Identify and select aircraft finishing materials.
- Apply finishing materials.
- Inspect finishes and identify defects.
- Select, install, and remove special fasteners for metallic, bonded, and composite structures.
- Inspect bonded structures.
- Inspect, test and repair fiberglass, plastics, honeycomb, composite, and laminated primary and secondary structures.
- Inspect, check, service, and repair windows, doors, and interior furnishings.