Understanding and Interpreting the Structural Repair Manual

Understanding and Interpreting the Structural Repair Manual

Dave · 13 May 2021

This online training course will give the participants the basic skills and confidence in how to use the Structural Repair Manual (SRM) to perform damage assessment, select repair procedures, understand the repair method within the limits of the Structural Repair Manual (SRM). The course includes repair case studies that require the student to determine part identification, allowable damage limits, and detail metallic and composites repair options.

Learning Goals:

Upon completion of this advanced online training course, the student will be able to work with the Structural Repair Manual and will be able to: 

Module 1, About the Structural Repair Manual:

  • Describe the three groups in which aircraft technical manuals can be divided;
  • Describe the purpose and contents of the SRM;
  • Describe the purpose and contents of the Frontmatter;
  • Describe the purpose and contents of Chapter 51 within the SRM;
  • Describe the primary aircraft structure chapters within the SRM.

Module 2, Navigating the Structural Repair Manual:

  • Explain the numbering system used in aircraft technical data;
  • Explain the ATA 100 numbering system;
  • Describe the three elements system within the SRM;
  • Describe the use of different page blocks within the SRM chapter.

Module 3, Meaningful Definitions:

  • Describe the difference and meaning of primary and secondary structure;
  • Describe the meaning of Fatigue Critical Baseline Structure (FCBS);
  • Recognize and classify the most common damages on an aircraft/ aircraft component;
  • Describe the three possible outcomes of damage assessments (allowable, repairable damage and replacement);
  • The difference in repair categories;
  • The meaning of flight cycles and hours.

Module 4, Damage Assessment:

  • Check if effectivity is applicable and know how to find the applicable effectivity for the aircraft;
  • Identify the damaged part and location;
  • How to identify the damage;
  • Find the allowable damage limits;
  • Select the applicable repair procedure.

Module 5: Practical Demonstration Casus:

  • Learn how to perform a damage assessment by yourself;
  • Work with the structural repair manual (step by step process);
  • Find all the answers you need to determine whether a damage is allowable or needs to be repaired.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
  • Course Certificate