26 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
The 2-day master class focuses on new repair and inspection processes for future generations of composite aircraft structures and beyond. The objective of the master class is to prepare the current (legacy) and new generation of maintainers with the wide scale introduction and use of composite parts in aircraft and the introduction of a new aircraft such as the A350 and the B787. The master class is organised on the backdrop of significant changes in the Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) market, i.e. continued annual growth of the installed base (4% or more); need for more added value for MRO companies, due to longer inspection intervals of the new aircraft; more stringent rules on corporate and social responsibility, reduction of carbon dioxide footprint, increased competition and need for faster turn-around times etc. Furthermore, a large legacy workforce need to be retrained in new technologies and repair processes and, at the same time, more attention should be paid to in-country self-sufficiency and to create more indigenous capabilities. This master class aim to address at least a number of the future challenges, i.e. focus on the introduction of new repair capabilities, contributing to the economic growth of the Singapore region and improve its (international) competitiveness by adding unique capabilities and at the same time making steps towards a reduction of composite waste by repair rather than replace action.
Both the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Integrated Composite Repair, Inspection & Training (ICRIT) possess significant theoretical and practical knowledge on the required new repair processes. ICRIT has successfully demonstrated the need for a dedicated master class in Singapore.