This online electrical bonding certification training course is based on best practices, industry standards, and the topics found in Boeing's electrical bond specification BAC5117, as well as similar guidance from Cessna, NASA, the FAA and the U.S. Military.
Includes instruction in the basics of current, resistance and p-static; an overview of major air disasters resulting from grounding flaws; ohm to milliohm conversions; meter reading; test methods; bond categories; cleaning methods; conversion coatings, and how to use decision trees (wizards).
Many acceptable test meters are discussed, including BCD M-1, Biddle Megger 247000 and DLRO-10HD, Avtron T477W, Amptec 620LK, the Agilent or Hewlett Packard 4328A, Fluke 8060a and Extech 380560.
This course includes training for several of the most common electrical bond processes, including:
Time duration: 3 hours 25 minutes
This video is based on industry standards and best practices, as well as reference to adhesive and sealant procedures and standards from various aircraft manufactures, such as process specifications for Cessna, Bombardier, Airbus and primarily Boeing's BAC5000. Students learn about sealant classes, application techniques, sealant types, mixing, squeeze-out life, silicone and non-silicone sealants, film adhesives, adhesive application tools, effects of temperature and humidity, sealant storage, and safety. This course covers common sealants types, levels of sealing, sealing methods, handling times, curing rates, storage and validation requirements and sealant classes. Online video presentation, a student guide in .pdf format, and a test of 50 questions (true/false and multiple choice). Time allotment: 1.5 hours.
Designed to align with the FAA's guidance for Human Factors Training, this course focuses on the history and evolution of Human Factors for aircraft maintenance and explains Boeing's MEDA process, the Shell model, Heinrich's Ratio (Iceberg) Model, James T. Reason's “Swiss cheese” model, the chain of events, the domino theory, and The Dirty Dozen. Students gain an understanding of how human factors impact aviation maintenance and service personnel. Online video presentation, 10 page student guide in .pdf format (with links to additional information sources), and a test of 25 questions (true/false and multiple choice). Time allotment: 1 hour.
Identified as one of the Dirty Dozen of Human Factors, complacency is a key problem in the aviation maintenance industry. Appropriate for repair station management, technicians, quality managers, manufacturing production workers and anyone who may impact facility safety. This video presentation will introduce you to a general overview of complacency in everyday life and then tightens the focus to examine how complacency finds a footing in aviation maintenance. The video also examines the types, causes and cures for various forms of organizational complacency. Viewing length 40 minutes, 25 question quiz, 12 page student guide, total estimated training time: one hour.
In 1993 Transport Canada hired Gordon Dupont as a special programs coordinator to develop a human factors workshop called “Human Performance in Maintenance Part 1 (HPIM).” From this program came identification of the “Dirty Dozen,” and formation of the Maintenance and Ramp Safety Society. These twelve factors are seen as the greatest contributors to human error in aircraft maintenance. It’s important to know the dirty dozen, know how to recognize their symptoms, and to know the “safety nets,” or ways to avoid or contain errors spawned by the dirty dozen. Designed to meet the FAA’s guidance for Human Factors Training. A quiz and handout are included. Quiz results are emailed to your designated contact and may be printed and filed as proof to your FAA PMI that the training has been conducted. Estimated training time: one hour.