Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application Level 1

Aerospace Maintainer

Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application (AERO MAIN) Level 1 Course

The objective of this course is to support corrosion prevention and control during the sustainment life cycle of the Department of Defense systems. The course familiarizes aerospace maintainers with corrosion mitigation and coating application practices through multiple workshops and problem-solving exercises.

Who should attend

Service men and women who perform maintenance and repair work on military aircraft.

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Why attend – benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Define common types of corrosion
  • Recognize how the environment contributes to corrosion
  • Explain how the selection of materials can impact the extent of corrosion
  • Describe how a coating protects aircraft
  • Identify specific information on the manufacturer’s product data sheet (PDS) and safety data sheet (SDS)
  • Recognize and identify those hazards described by Hazard Communication Safety (HCS) labels
  • Employ proper surface preparation methods before painting aircraft

What this course covers

  • Corrosion basics and control
  • Safety
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating types and application

Course format

This course features modules, workshops, and quizzes. Day 3 of the course features a hands-on workshop in surface preparation and coating application. At the end of the course, a 25-question, multiple-choice final examination is given. In addition to completing all of the course modules, a passing grade of 70% or higher is needed on the final exam to receive a certificate of completion and CEUs.

Note: The Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application Training can fulfill the training requirement for the Aerospace Coating Application Specialist (ACAS) Certification Program.

3 Day Course
2.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


No prior training or experience is required

Related courses

Aerospace Coating Application Specialist Certification Program (ACAS)

Aerospace Engineer Coating Application Training (AERO ENG)