Tokyo composites workshop presentations available online
|The spring Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (CACRC) Meeting and related FAA/EASA/Industry Composite Damage Tolerance and Maintenance Workshop were both hosted June 1-5 in Tokyo.|
The workshop, which was hosted by Wichita State University, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Japan Airlines, was the third in a series to review aviation industry practices for composite damage tolerance and maintenance, and collect relevant field data to support Composite Safety & Certification Initiatives.
Presentations and comments from this workshop and previous workshops are available on the NIAR/FAA Workshop portal site.
The CACRC is an international standards organization established to develop and improve maintenance, inspection and repair practices for commercial aircraft composite structures and components, and to reduce maintenance costs.
For more information about becoming a member of the CACRC, please contact Kerri Rohall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAMS Technical Meeting planned for July 21-22
The fifth annual Joint Advanced Materials and Structures (JAMS) Technical Meeting will be held July 21-22, 2009, at the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University.
The goal of the technical meeting, hosted this year by CECAM, is to inform regulators, industry and academia on current research projects conducted by the center and to gain feedback that will help drive future JAMS research and training developments.
These annual technical meetings are one of the major methods that regulators, industry and academia use to share ideas about current industry needs. Anyone interested in supporting these initiatives are encouraged to attend the upcoming technical meeting.
To register for the meeting, please visit the workshop portal website.
The JAMS Center of Excellence addresses the engineering and science issues associated with aviation safety, regulation and product certification of advanced materials and structures to assure equivalent or higher levels of safety relative to existing technology. It establishes engineering standards and unique skills training for advanced materials and structures. The ultimate goal is to develop an advanced materials and structures knowledge base.
JAMS is a joint award to two separate consortiums: the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) led by the University of Washington and the Center of Excellence for Composites & Advanced Materials (CECAM) led by Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR).
JAMS is conducting FAA-sponsored research into nine technical areas focused on advanced materials and structures:
- Material Standardization and Shared Databases
- Bonded Joints Issues
- Structural Substantiation
- Damage Tolerance and Durability
- Maintenance Practices
- Advanced Material Forms and Processes
- Cabin Safety
- Nanotechnology for Composite Structures
- Life Management of Materials for Improved Aircraft Maintenance Practices
The FAA's Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM) provides the nation with a center for the validatino and quality assurance of composites and advanced materials to be applied in the construction of aircraft through research, testing, certfication and technology transfer; coordination and cooperation with the FAA, aircraft manufacturers, materials suppliers and airline companies; and education of the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance workforces. CECAM is part of the Joint Advanced Materials and Structures Center of Excellence (JAMS). CECAM is led by Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research, with core members from Northwestern University, Purdue University, Tuskegee University, the University of Delaware and the University of California at Los Angeles.