Aircraft Inspection Techniques For CAT A (Initial) with VO

Part 145 07

Brochure ButtonInspection in aviation is mainly visual, typically comprising 80% of all inspection activities and Visual Inspection forms a vital part of the many available Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) techniques where the inspector must visually assess an image of the area inspected.

Visual inspection is of the greatest importance to aviation reliability, for airframes, power plants and systems. Performed correctly it can detect a variety of defects, from cracks and corrosion to lose fasteners, ill-fitting doors, wear or stretching in control cables as well as damaged components.

The Maintenance process has come a long way over the last decades – however, the success of the entire process is dependent on the ability of the maintenance staff not just to perform inspections in the best way but to understand why they are performing inspections. (the criteria by which the object is being measured! (It is this knowledge which makes the difference and makes you into an effective inspector)

Aircraft Inspection is quite possibly one of the most important tasks that you as a certifying engineer will perform. The purpose of this training is to raise awareness regarding best practice and appropriate considerations when performing a range of maintenance inspections. the course considers best practice Inspection Techniques for Airframes, Engines & Structure as well as to consider th


145 Production Planning Staff, 145 Maintenance Inspection Staff, CAMO and Maintenance Planning Staff, CAMO & 145 Quality Assurance Staff, CAMO & 145 Safety System Staff, Maintenance Management Staff, Other Stakeholders and Engineering Training Staff.


- The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of best practice aircraft maintenance inspection techniques

- To further develop an understanding regarding the need for an effective aircraft maintenance inspection.

- To Provide the Aircraft Inspectors with a basic overview of factors affecting Inspection Performance

- Consider Best Practice Inspection Procedures and the potential for unidentified deterioration

- How to scan, search and identify components related to visual inspection task and to correctly identify and locate defects.

- How to engage with the intensive inspection programs required for older aircraft.

- Understand Inspection performance benchmarks and the determination of the relative consequences of speed/accuracy trade-offs


Introduction – The Importance of Aircraft Inspection
Abbreviations & Definitions
Airworthiness Inspection – The Role of Part 145 A, B1 & B2 Certifier
Introduction to MSG-3 Inspection Driven Process
Considerations Related to MSG-3 Aircraft Inspection Standards
Considering Inspection Tooling use and Maintenance & Human Factors Related to Inspection Activities
Causes of Corrosion
How good are your Corrosion Control Assessment and Maintenance Procedures?
Considering Different types of Inspection GVI / DVI / SI
Performing an Effective Aircraft Maintenance Inspection
Inspection Processes related to Engines
General Guide to Effective Aircraft Inspection
145.A.48 Performance of Maintenance –consider the development of Critical Task Inspections & How to Manage
145.A.50 Certification of Maintenance –Considering Group and Personal Obligations
145.A.60 Occurrence Reporting consider the role of Occurrence Reporting External and Internal –Iceberg of Ignorance


To provide a detailed understanding of the best practice aircraft maintenance inspection techniques in a relevant and practical way.

To develop a detailed awareness regarding the need for effective aircraft maintenance inspection in all areas of Maintenance including Airframe, Engines and Structure.


Course type: Presentation with voice over
Duration equivalent to 1.5 classroom training
Category: Part 145
Price: 107 EUR


This course is part of the following programs:
Part 145 Training Package for CAT A Certifying Staff


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