We offer specialised practical skills courses to supplement Part-66 training and refine existing hand skills used during aviation maintenance. Our facilities include a simulated Part-145 hangar environment, training aircraft, avionics, composite and sheet metal workshops as well as a variety of other training aids for on-aircraft practical training.  Specific elements of each course can be customised by our in-house training development team, allowing us to provide bespoke training to meet specific client requirements.


 

UNLICENSED MECHANIC COURSE

Our Unlicensed Mechanic Training course has been designed to provide individuals with the basic level of knowledge required for them to operate in a flight line environment safely. The emphasis of the training is on Flight Safety, Flight Line Operation, Basic System Knowledge and Basic Practical and Skills. The course can be nuanced for individual client requirements based on the background and requirements of the individuals attending.

The training will include the following elements:

  • Theory based training covering: Safety precautions, workshop practices, fasteners, rivets, helicoils & marking out, aircraft handling, corrosion, inspection, abnormal events, fixed wing mechanical systems (overview) and fixed wing avionics systems (overview), basic engine theory and safety, aircraft documentation
  • Practical training covering: Rivet plate countersinking & universal rivets, fastener block, removing and replacing hardware (including helicoils), aircraft handling (including a live aircraft move), engine practical exercise, hangar floor practical exercise (including wheel change, brakes, accumulators, jacking, role change, power on)
  • EWIS theory introduction followed by practical training
  • Test of understanding at the end of the theory training during the first and second week

Type of course: Practical Hand Skills.

Maximum course size:  8 students

Location: Cotswold  Airport

Course duration: 5 weeks

 

 

ELECTRICAL HAND SKILLS

Specific to EWIS Module G

Our Electrical Hand Skills course is a 1- day practical delivery focusing on the elements outlined in EWIS Module G (Connective Device Repair) as set out in AMC 20-22, Annex III to ED Decision 2008/007/R of 29/08/2008 and FAA AC. 120-94. The training will focus on the repair and replacement of the different types of connective devices found on an aircraft including circular connectors, rectangular connectors, terminal blocks – modular, terminal blocks – non modular and grounding modules.

The training will include the following elements:

  • Wire stripping
  • Crimping lugs and splices
  • Tinning
  • Solder sleeves
  • Wiring board exercises
  • Electrical checks

Type of course: Practical Hand Skills.

Maximum course size:  12 students

Location: Globally deployable

Course duration: 1 day


 

BASIC COMPOSITE TRAINING

Our fabrication and damage repair course is balanced with theoretical and practical elements. Students will work with dry glass fabric and liquid epoxy resin in an exercise designed to teach the fundamental vacuum bagging, bleeder and breather concepts and will work with pre-preg carbon fibre unidirectional tape to explore balance and symmetry requirements in a laminate.Teams will work with pre-preg glass and aramid fibre harness satin fabrics, along with Nomex (R) honeycomb and polyurethane foam core materials, where laminate nesting is practiced.Basic repair methods and techniques will be presented along with performing a wet layup repair. The final repaired part will be cut in half for evaluation of the manufactured and repaired panel.

The training will include the following elements:

Practical:

  • Component lay-up using dry glass cloth and liquid epoxy resin materials
  • Vacuum bagging with varied bleeder/breather sequence to evaluate resin bleed and flow characteristics
  • Component lay-up using pre-impregnated materials
  • Vacuum bagging using non-autoclave bleeder/breather schedules
  • Thermocouple placement
  • Pleating to minimize bridging in high-angle core transitions
  • Vacuum debulking, leak checking, other potential bagging problems
  • Over curing; ramp rate, soak, and cooling requirements
  • Introduction to hot-bond repair equipment
  • Wet-layup repair

Theoretical:

  • Current state of composite technology
  • Characteristics of advanced composite material
  • Material forms
  • Fabrication methods
  • Resin matrix systems
  • Fundamentals of fabrication
  • Curing methods
  • Adhesive bonding technology
  • Inspection methods and techniques
  • Principle of tooling
  • Repair methods
  • Fasteners
  • Health and safety issues

Type of course: Practical Hand Skills.

Maximum course size:  8 students

Location: Cotswold  Airport or client’s site

Course duration: 5 days

ADVANCED COMPOSITE TRAINING

Our Advanced Composites Training course is designed to give experienced structural technicians, airframe mechanics or maintenance personnel the knowledge and practical skills to identify and repair damage to complex composite structures.

This composite training course is aimed at those who will be assessing damage on composite parts and performing composite repairs. The course is a mixture of theoretical and practical composite training which is delivered at our training facility at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire. Our approach to this type of programme is to focus on practical training and for this we utilise our purpose built composite facility to train students in the latest techniques.

The Advanced Composite course encompasses all content from the Level 1 Composite training as well as expanding student knowledge and skills.

The training will include the following elements:

  • Damage identification and assessment
  • Damage removal and core removal procedure
  • Wet lay-up repair and honeycomb core repair
  • Hot bonding repair and vacuum bagging procedures

Type of course: Practical Hand Skills.

Maximum course size:  8 students

Location: Cotswold  Airport or client’s site

Course duration: 10 days


 

ELECTRICAL WIRING INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM (EWIS)

Our Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) course is a 5-day practical delivery which will provide organisations with acceptable means of compliance to fulfil their training obligations as required in paragraphs 21.A.145 and 21.A.245 of Part-21, 145.A.30 and 145.A.35 of Part-145 and M.A.706 of Part-M with respect to EWIS.

This training is for Target Group 1 IAW AMC 20-22 personnel who perform maintenance, inspections, alterations or repairs on EWIS. After training, the person should be able to properly evaluate the EWIS and effectively use Chapter 20 Wiring System overhaul manual for that aircraft. All of the training components are integrated to maintain wiring system quality and airworthiness of the aircraft.

For this 5-day course, the Chapter 20 – Wiring System Overhaul Manual exercise will cover either Boeing or Airbus manuals depending on the aircraft the students maintain. Alternatively, both Boeing and Airbus aircraft manuals can be covered during a 7-day training course.

Type of course: Practical Hand Skills.

Course duration: 5 day course Boeing or Airbus

Course duration: 7 day course Boeing and Airbus

 

 

 

AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL HAND SKILLS

This course will provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to manufacture and assemble aircraft structural repair components in accordance with engineering work sheets and drawings contained in structural repair manuals (SRM’s).
This course can be used towards CAA requirements for practical experience.

The training will include the following elements:

Phase 1: Manufacture

  • Quality in aeronautical engineering
  • Aeronautical metals and component manufacture
  • Workshop equipment and safety practices
  • Aircraft solid and blind fasteners
  • Practical exercises

Phase 2: Repair

  • Repair of aircraft conventional structures
  • Damage tolerances and SRM data
  • Trimming and drilling
  • Practical exercises
  • End of course examination and debrief

Type of course: Practical Hand Skills.

Maximum course size:  10 students

Location: Cotswold  Airport or client’s site

Course duration: 10 days