Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AERO 133 - Airframe Maintenance I

  • Prerequisite: "C" in AERO 130 and in 131
  • Corequisite: AERO 132

AERO majors only. Principles of aircraft sheetmetal structures; identification of aircraft fasteners, aircraft sheetmetal layout and fabrication; install special rivets and fasteners; inspect and repair sheetmetal structures; fabricate tubular structures and other aircraft structural maintenance functions as specifi ed by Federal Aviation Regulation Part 147.

250 hrs. lect./lab. over 8 weeks

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AERO 133, the student will be able to:

  • Install and finish a fabric panel
  • Perform proper rib lacing
  • Interpret fabric covering instructions
  • Demonstrate skill in application of trim and lettering
  • Determine correct registration number sizing
  • Understand use of aircraft paint and finish
  • Apply finishes with paint gun and brush to fabric and metal surfaces
  • Prepare and prime aircraft metals
  • Select and install sheet metal special fasteners
  • Select rivets using correct material, size, and type
  • Install and remove rivets without flaws to the rivet or sheet metal
  • Properly layout rivet patterns
  • Hand form and heat treat aluminum structure
  • Perform bend allowance calculations
  • Bend sheet aluminum
  • Repair damage to sheet aluminum using correct material, rivet number and metal treatment
  • Be familiar with magnesium, titanium, aluminum and stainless steel welding procedures
  • Inspect and identify flaws in welded structures
  • Perform simple oxyacetylene procedures and welds
  • Solder aircraft wiring
  • Fabricate a honeycomb composite panel
  • Inspect and identify composite structures

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