• M-4/R-7

    Adhesive Bonding of Composites & Metals

    This course is designed for engineers, technicians, and anyone else looking to advance their knowledge in adhesive bonding technology, while gaining a deeper understanding of surface preparation and the fundamental adhesion principles necessary to achieve a good bond to both (polymeric) composite and metallic surfaces.

  • ER-2

    Advanced Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation

    This course is an advance level course designed for degree-qualified aerospace and mechanical engineers who are responsible for the design analysis and substantiation of repairs to both primary and secondary composite structures. This course provides analysis techniques for the bonded and bolted joint calculations for composite repairs, Damage Tolerance for composite repairs, and rapid Finite Element Analysis composite repairs. The joint analysis addresses precise solutions to the most advanced bonded and bolted joint analysis, covering both precured doubler and co-cured scarf joints. The Damage Tolerance portion addresses the latest industry guidance on threat assessment, damage types, the effects of damage severity, and the substantiation of damage resistance and residual strength. Both hand calculations and simplified FEA is used to determine the load redistribution for the damaged and repaired areas. All students are required to have completed the ER-1 Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation course to be prepared to explore a more in depth analysis of repairs to global structures.

  • R-1/R-2

    Advanced Composite Structures: Damage Repair 1-2-Combined

    Designed for onsite delivery at select composite repair stations requiring devoted training in hot bond repair, this "combined" repair course is for repair technicians, mechanics, supervisors, and quality assurance personnel directly involved in providing high performance repairs to advanced composite structures. 

  • R-2

    Advanced Composite Structures: Damage Repair: Phase 2

    The R-2 repair course is designed as a direct follow-on to our M-1/R-1 course for repair designers, technicians, mechanics, supervisors, and quality assurance personnel directly involved in providing high performance repairs to advanced composite structures.

  • R-3

    Advanced Composite Structures: Damage Repair: Phase 3

    This course is designed for repair designers, technicians, mechanics, leads or supervisors who want to further their education in repairs of advanced composite structures. This class presents more challenging damage assessment and repair challenges than those presented in our Phase 2 course.

  • M-1/R-1

    Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication & Damage Repair-Phase 1

    Our most popular class, Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication & Damage Repair-Phase 1 is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of personnel; from the novice to the seasoned professional. This course is a prerequisite for both our repair and manufacturing programs and is highly recommended to anyone seeking a better understanding of advanced composite materials, processes, layup/lamination, vacuum bagging, adhesive bonding, tooling, repair, and inspection methods and techniques.

  • ER-1

    Aerospace Repair Analysis & Substantiation

    This course is designed for degree-qualified aerospace and mechanical engineers or persons having practical experience in strength of materials calculations who are responsible for the design analysis and substantiation of repairs to secondary structure and lightly loaded primary structures. This course is an entry level course and provides classroom lecture on composite materials, processes, and manufacturing with a focus on repair techniques and repair analysis. The hands-on shop work involves manufacturing test panels, damaging the panels, performing repairs, and mechanically testing coupons from both the original and repaired panels. The mechanical characteristics of the original and repaired panels are validated with analysis using an Excel spreadsheet, which has become one of the most recognized analysis training tool in the industry. Many students come from aircraft operators involved with commercial, business, general aviation, and military aviation, but the course is also applicable for engineers involved in original design who need to consider the design for maintainability and supportability of composite structures. The ER-1 course is also a mandatory prerequisite for the ER-2 Advanced Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation course.    

  • M-10/R-12

    Certified Composite Instructor: Level I

    The certificate program is offered to those persons who are currently teaching, or those that wish to teach subjects related to advanced composite materials, manufacturing, or repair. This course is designed as part of Abaris’ train-the-trainer (TTT) program that allows a dedicated student to become an Abaris “Certified Composite Instructor: Level I.” It is an opportunity to learn and grow with the best trainers in the world.

  • R-5

    Composite Windblade Repair

    This 5-day course is designed for both factory and field technicians, inspectors, and supervisors responsible for performing structural repairs to composite wind blades.

  • R-13

    General Aviation Composite Repair

    The General Aviation Composite Repair Course was originally conceived as a manufacturer-specific Cessna repair course devoted specifically to the Columbia, Cessna Corvalis and TTx airframes.It is approved by Cessna, and was initially designed as an airframe specific course for Cessna Service Center repair technicians, mechanics, supervisors, and quality assurance personnel directly involved in providing high performance repairs on these advanced composite structures. It is still a Cessna approved course, meeting the requirements of both the initial and recurrent training required to perform Composite Structural Repair on the Textron Aviation Models LC40-550FG (300), LC41-550FG (400), LC42-550FG (350) and T240. Likewise, many General Aviation piston-engine aircraft from other manufacturers use similar resin and fiber systems and structural repair techniques.Technicians repairing other types of GA airframes will also benefit from this training.The principles of properly performing a good composite structural repair broadly apply to these airframes too, and the detailed differences will be discussed in class.

  • HBR

    Hawker-Beechcraft Composite Repair

    This course is designed as a manufacturer specific course.It is a Flight Safety approved course designed to provide the repair station with the knowledge and skills needed to repair Hawker – Beechcraft composite structures on aircraft, such as the Hawker 4000, and the Premier 1 and 1A. The course is extremely beneficial to individuals, such as technicians, mechanics, inspectors and supervisors that come in contact with these aircraft. This course will cover the necessary material for the student to have a thorough understanding of the process of performing a proper repair on a composite structure.Along with learning the basics of composites, and using the manufacturer’s Structural Repair Manuals, the students will get plenty of time in the shop performing repairs on various parts developing their hands-on skills.

  • R-10

    Helicopter Rotor Blade Repair

    Regardless of the make and model of the helicopter, accomplishing durable, high-quality rotor blade repairs requires a certain knowledge and skill set. This course is designed for helicopter mechanics, maintenance personnel, and inspectors looking to achieve sound repairs to composite rotor blades. This five-day course will provide the knowledge and teach the skills necessary to effect quality helicopter rotor blade repairs in-house with a high degree of confidence, and a shorter turn-around time.

  • M-6/R-8

    Mold Fabrication for Production and Repairs

    This course is designed for the tooling engineer, tool designer, tool fabricator, or anyone else that has a desire to learn about designing and building molds and fixtures using advanced composite materials.

  • M-7/R-6

    Non Destructive Inspection Techniques for Technicians and Inspectors

    This five-day course is designed for the repair technician, fabricator, or inspector tasked with identifying and quantifying defects in new or damaged composite panels using the latest equipment, methods, and techniques. The course is very “hands-on” in nature, and quite busy. The instruction is performed by an ASNT certified Level III engineer and is flexible to adapting to the students needs.

  • R-4

    Repair of Bonded Aluminum Structures

    This course is designed for repair designers, technicians, mechanics, leads, supervisors, or inspectors who want to further their education in repairs of bonded aluminum structures.