ECTS credits: 3
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Gaining basic knowledge of technologies applied in aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.

Course contents:

Theoretical indicators of the condition of technical systems. Wear mechanisms and measures to increase wear resistance. Materials in aviation. Material testing techniques and construction using non-destructive methods (penetrants, ultrasound, eddy currents, radiography). Assembling and disassembling techniques. Welded, soldered and glued joints in aviation. Parts used for joining, fastening and securing on aircraft (rivets, screws, bolts, nuts, washers, cotter pins, safety wires, seals, couplers). Design of clamp joints. Forming, joining and inspection of aircraft tubes. Technologies of repair and production of parts made of composite materials. Concept, types and forms of corrosion. Causes and effects of corrosion, removal of corrosion products and protective measures against corrosion.


Identification and connection of different technologies that are applied on the aircraft structure. Classification of indicators and methods of testing the condition of technical systems. Analysis and integration of parts and joints on the aircraft structure.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Define state indicators for technical systems. 2. Compare materials used on the aircraft structure. 3. Classify assembling and disassembling techniques of the aircraft structure and parts of the systems. 4. Combine welding, soldering and gluing procedures. 5. Analyse corrosion processes and combine protective measures against corrosion. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of aircraft maintenance: - Classify the levels of maintenance according to the impact on safety and costs of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance. - Distinguish single parts of an aircraft in relation to the physical laws of flying and functioning of aircraft systems. - Make a diagram of change of the centre of gravity in compliance with the aircraft design performances, and with the operational limitations for aircraft flying and maintenance. - Distinguish responsibilities for the provision of working conditions, task accomplishment and the process of organising aircraft maintenance.