Corrosion Control in Aircraft

Corrosion Technical Series

Corrosion Control in Aircraft

March 16-17, 2021
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST each day
Virtual (Zoom)

This virtual Corrosion Technical Series (CTS) Short Course event delivers four hours of educational content delivered across two days. Industry experts representing various perspectives throughout the aerospace landscape will focus on corrosion control of aircraft, including military, commercial, unmanned area vehicles (UAV), satellites, rockets, and deep space propulsion. The event will highlight current challenges in maintaining operational readiness of these aircraft and what you can do from a corrosion mitigation and asset management perspective.

Walk away from this short course with an understanding of the necessary methods for effective corrosion mitigation within the aerospace industry. Areas of interest will include how to approach prolonging the service life of existing/aging assets as well as those new to service based on their intended purpose, the importance of materials selection and design for extreme temperatures and environments, how to plan inspection and employ corrosion control methods around degradation mechanisms, coating protections systems focusing on the role and interaction of metals and alloys with coatings, as well as current developments in coatings with a subsequent focus on current developments in materials that better mitigate corrosion damage in aircraft.

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Course highlights

This four-hour short course focusing on corrosion management and life extension of aerospace assets. The approach identifies how to manage such concerns as:

  • Gas Turbines in Extreme Environments (Temperatures, Life Expectancy, Commercial vs. Military Service)
  • Engine Materials
  • Degradation Mechanisms
  • Aircraft Aging- Maintaining Fleets with 40+ Years of Service Life
  • Inspection and Corrosion Control Methods
  • Ground operations and the Risk of Corrosion
  • Analysis/Monitoring Methods
  • Degradation Mechanisms and Modes (crevice corrosion, galvanic coupling, pitting, coating failures, etc.)
  • Air Frames, Materials, and their Architecture and Environments

Featured speakers

  • Dr. Gabriel Ilevbare, Department Manager, Materials Science and Engineering at Idaho National Laboratory
  • Dr. Luz Marina Calle, Exploration and Development Office at NASA
  • Dr. David Shifler, Office of Naval Research, Naval Materials Division, United States Navy
  • MSgt Matthew Dowden, Air Force Corrosion Manager, Corrosion Prevention & Control Office

Learning objectives

  • Identify maintenance considerations for managing degradation in aging aircraft (both military and commercial).
  • Recall common methods for coatings and materials testing and qualification when an asset will be exposed to unique or harsh environments.
  • Discuss corrosion control best practices, such as inspection and analysis, used to control degradation and corrosion in aging aircraft.
  • Recognize how different components (e.g. turbines, engines, wings, etc.) react in different environments and how they ultimately affect the performance of the aircraft.

Who should attend

Professionals from the following areas of expertise:

  • Research and Development
  • Materials Selection Specialists
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Materials Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • OEM
  • Military and Defense Project Managers
  • Aerospace Coatings Developers, Applicators, Inspectors, Manufacturers

Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

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2 Day Course

Program pricing

Advance registration: $295

Regular registration: $349