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Vacuum Bagging of Thermosetting Composite and Metalbond Repairs

2018-01-10
CURRENT
ARP5143A
This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes methods of vacuum bagging, a process used to apply pressure in adhesive bonding and heat curing of thermosetting composite materials and metalbond for commercial aircraft parts. If this document is used for the vacuum bagging of other than thermosetting composite materials and metalbond, the fitness for this purpose must be determined by the user. The methods shall only be used when specified in an approved Repair Document or with the agreement of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
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Vacuum Bagging of Thermosetting Composite Repairs

2002-07-26
HISTORICAL
ARP5143
This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes methods of vacuum bagging, a process used to apply pressure in adhesive bonding and heat curing of thermosetting epoxy and polyester matrix fabrications for commercial aircraft composite parts. If this document is used for the vacuum bagging of other than thermosetting epoxy and polyester materials, the fitness for this purpose must be determined by the user. The methods shall only be used when specified in an approved repair document or with the agreement of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or regulatory authority.
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Solid Composite Laminate NDI Reference Standards

2011-12-20
CURRENT
ARP5605A
This recommended practice establishes a generic composite reference standard that will accommodate nondestructive inspections (NDI) on the full array of glass fiber and carbon fiber laminates found on aircraft.
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Solid Composite Laminate NDI Reference Standards

2001-09-01
HISTORICAL
ARP5605
This recommended practice establishes a generic composite reference standard that will accommodate nondestructive inspections (NDI) on the full array of glass fiber and carbon fiber laminates found on aircraft.
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Repair Tooling

2004-12-29
CURRENT
AIR5431
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) offers information about the use of support tooling for composite repair processes, as well as descriptions of some of the different tooling materials used and their applications. If the repair document requires the use of tooling, refer to this AIR for additional information.
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Repair Tooling

2017-10-30
WIP
AIR5431A
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) offers information about the use of support tooling for composite repair processes, as well as descriptions of some of the different tooling materials used and their applications. If the repair document requires the use of tooling, refer to this AIR for additional information.
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Mixing Resins, Adhesives and Potting Compounds

2011-11-11
WIP
ARP5256A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes and gives general guidelines on use and applicability of the standard method for mixing resins, adhesives, and potting compounds. The purpose of this document is to provide a standard method for mixing resins, adhesives, and potting compounds that may be referenced in repair documents produced by airlines or airframe and engine manufacturers. It is intended that this document be one of a number of ARPs that will cover other aspects of the techniques required to perform composite repairs. This will provide a suite of available repair techniques that are acceptable for use throughout the commercial aircraft industry.
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Maintenance Life Cycle Cost Model

2010-03-22
CURRENT
AIR5416
This document describes a life cycle cost model for commercial aircraft composite structure. The term life cycle cost used herein, refers to the airline costs for maintenance, spares support, fuel, repair material and labor associated with composites after introduction into service and throughout its useful life. This document contains the equations that can be programmed into software which is used to estimate the total cost of ownership aircraft, including structure. Modification costs and operating costs are estimated over a specified life (any period up to 30 years). Modification costs include spares holding, training, support equipment, and other system related costs. Annual operating costs include: Schedule interruption, fuel, spares, insurance, and maintenance. Maintenance costs are separated by scheduled maintenance or unscheduled damage, or can by grouped into the typical organizations of line, shop, and hangar maintenance.
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Machining of Composite Materials, Components and Structures

2015-04-15
CURRENT
AIR5367
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides information related to machining of composite materials, components and structures. This document is intended to supplement the machining processes and guidelines provided in OEM repair manuals and structural repair manuals. It is not intended to supersede the approved data provided in OEM repair documents.
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MIXING RESINS, ADHESIVES AND POTTING COMPOUNDS

1997-03-01
CURRENT
ARP5256
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes and gives general guidelines on use and applicability of the standard method for mixing resins, adhesives, and potting compounds.
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