Course Details

Aircraft Materials, Processes and Hardware

This course is designed to partially fulfill the curriculum requirements as set out in Appendix B Part 147 General Curriculum Subjects for Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools established by the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations.

This course will help you learn the importance of materials, hardware, and correct installation on an aircraft’s safe and efficient operation. Knowledge and understanding of the uses, strengths,and limitations of structural metals is vital to proper construction and maintenance of equipment and airframes. Although often overlooked, correct selection and installation of hardware hold the aircraft together under the stresses of flight. An aircraft composed of the best quality materials is of doubtful value or safety if it cannot hold together. It is the responsibility of the maintenance technician to make careful material and installation considerations to ensure safe operation of the aircraft.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing


Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Aircraft Metals

Module Introduction

Properties and Types of Metals

Metal Working Processes

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Nonmetallic Aircraft Materials, Shock Absorber Chord, and Seals

Module Introduction

Nonmetallic Aircraft Materials

Shock Absorber Cords and Seals

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Aircraft Hardware

Module Introduction

Threaded Fasteners

Rivets, Screws, & Safetying Methods

Module Summary

Module Assessment



Post-Course Survey