Composite Material Introduction & TAP Testing for Aviation Inspectors - Develop your maintenance skills with our new course

Composite Material Introduction TAP Testing for Aviation Inspectors SOLWe are proudly sharing that Sofema Online has a new course to offer:

Composite Material Introduction & TAP Testing for Aviation Inspectors

About the training:

The course reflects on the evolution of the maintenance process throughout the decades. Its content introduces the basics of composite materials with an emphasis on their importance for the industry. Upon completion, students will understand the composite's material properties, manufacturing processes, specific inspection requirements types, and applications. The course also features TAP testing (or Tap Hammer testing) widely used as a non-destructive technique to find delamination, voids, or disbands in composite materials. See more 

Course type: Presentation without voice-over
Duration: Equivalent to 2-day classroom training
Price: 125 EUR

What are the benefits of this training?

• Participants will be able to accurately inspect aircraft made from or repaired with composite materials.

• Develop the competence related to the detection and identification of problems associated with composite material in-service deterioration

• To provide an overview of best practice aircraft maintenance Tap Testing inspection techniques

• To further develop an understanding of the need for an effective aircraft maintenance inspection. Learn more about the benefits included.

What is the content of this training? 

1. Abbreviations and Terms

2. General Introduction to Composite Materials in Aviation and TAP Testing

3. Introduction to Composite Materials and Their Applications

4. Development of Competence related to Practical Inspection Training

5. Understanding the Importance of TAP Hammer Testing as a Tool for Aircraft Composite Inspection

6. Composite Damage Inspection and Tolerances

7. General Guide to Effective Aircraft Inspection

8. Basic principles of TAP Hammer (or Coin) Testing

9. Considerations Related to Aircraft Composite Inspection BVD & NVD

10.Cleaning Procedures for Preparation of Aircraft Composite Visual Inspection and Tap Testing

11.TAP Testing Equipment and Tools Overview See the full content here

Soft Copy of the material

Special offer for Groups of 3 or more: If you have a minimum of 3 delegates registered together for a SOL online course, your nominated Course Leader / Administrator will be able to request a free-of-charge soft copy of the training material.

Price drop of offline access to SOL training material: From 1 January 2023, we are pleased to provide you with offline access to SOL course material for a nominal fee of €30 (€125) per training day. Please email with your request for soft copy material. Read more

How to register?

Visit the course’s page here and enroll directly on the website or email  for group enrollments.

What’s more?

  • Existing customers are welcome to join the membership program – SOL Plus, Enjoy a Welcome Gift of 50% off any single course of your choice + multiple discount opportunities.
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