Alsalam Aircraft Company hosts an aircraft structural repair training course for engineers
In an on-going effort for continuous improvement in the field of aviation maintenance, Alsalam Aircraft Company is hosting a nine day course on structural repair of aircraft.
As the primary function of aviation maintenance is to ensure an airplane’s airworthiness for the safety of all passengers and crew, it is of paramount importance that aircraft maintenance is performed in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the aircraft manufacturers in coordination with aviation regulatory authorities such as Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The nine day training course will be run in two parts, the first of which was delivered in May and the second will follow in November. Instructors from Boeing Training and Flight Services will deliver the course, which includes lectures, discussions, mathematical exercises and two examinations. Through this course Alsalam aims to improve the knowledge of its aircraft engineers on how to accomplish aircraft repairs in situations not covered in structural repair manuals as issued by aircraft manufacturers. Engineers on the course will be taught to assess, design and analyse metallic repairs for damage beyond the limits described in structural repair manuals. The course requires that the engineers hold an engineering degree or equivalent qualification. To broaden the experience base of engineers working in the aviation field Alsalam has invited engineers from Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudia Royal Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance, ARAMCO and NAS Tech to attend the course.
Aircraft operating in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) face some of the harshest conditions in the world with a combination of sand, humidity and temperature. As a consequence of this, the aircraft engineering teams must be extra vigilant when it comes to supporting their fleets. The first part of the course focused on corrosion prevention, materials such as aluminum, titanium and their properties, metal fatigue and metal stress.