Course Details

Materials, Hardware, and Processes

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


Course Pre-Test

Course Introduction

Module 1: Aircraft Metals and Non-Metallic Materials

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Properties and Types of Metals

Lesson 2: Metal Working Processes

Lesson 3: Nonmetallic Aircraft Materials

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 2: Inspection Techniques

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Visual, Non-Destructive Inspection

Lesson 2: Acoustic, Non-Destructive Inspection

Lesson 3: Magnetic Inspection Tools

Lesson 4: Radiographic Inspection Tools

Lesson 5: Composite Material Inspection

Lesson 6: Calipers and Micrometers

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 3: Aircraft Hardware

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Threaded Fasteners

Lesson 2: Rivets, Screws, & Safetying Methods

Lesson 3: Aircraft Cable Systems

Lesson 4: Shock Absorber Cords and Seals

Lesson 5: Human Factors in Material, Hardware, and Processes

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Module 4: Welding and Soldering

Module Introduction

Lesson 1: Welding

Lesson 2: Weld Inspection

Lesson 3: Soldering

Module Summary

Module Assessment


Course Assessment

Course Survey