AE1008 Airframe Maintenance and Repair Syllabus

AE1008 AIRFRAME MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 3 0 0 100

OBJECTIVE
To study the maintenance aspect of airframe systems and rectification of snags

1. WELDING IN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 10
Equipments used in welding shop and their maintenance – Ensuring quality welds – Welding jigs and fixtures – Soldering and
brazing.

SHEET METAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Inspection of damage – Classification – Repair or replacement – Sheet metal inspection – N.D.T. Testing – Riveted repair design, Damage investigation – reverse technology.

2. PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES IN AIRCRAFT 10
Review of types of plastics used in airplanes – Maintenance and repair of plastic components – Repair of cracks, holes etc., various repair schemes – Scopes.
Inspection and Repair of composite components – Special precautions – Autoclaves.

3. AIRCRAFT JACKING, ASSEMBLY AND RIGGING 8
Airplane jacking and weighing and C.G. Location. Balancing of control surfaces – Inspection maintenance. Helicopter flight controls. Tracking and balancing of main rotor.

4. REVIEW OF HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEM 10
Trouble shooting and maintenance practices – Service and inspection. – Inspection and maintenance of landing gear systems. – Inspection and maintenance of air-conditioning and pressurisation system, water and waste system. Installation and maintenance of Instruments – handling – Testing – Inspection. Inspection and maintenance of auxiliary systems – Fire protection systems – Ice protection system – Rain removal system – Position and warning system – Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)

5. SAFETY PRACTICES 7
Hazardous materials storage and handling, Aircraft furnishing practices – Equipments. Trouble shooting - Theory and practices.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOK
1. KROES, WATKINS, DELP, “Aircraft Maintenance and Repair”, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1992.

REFERENCES
LARRY REITHMEIR, “Aircraft Repair Manual”, Palamar Books, Marquette, 1992.
BRIMM D.J. BOGGES H.E., “Aircraft Maintenance”, Pitman Publishing corp. New York, 1940.
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