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expanded to 60,722 square feet in order
to accommodate the steep growth in the
aftermarket services business in North,
Central, and South America.
Several months ago, during the writer's
visit to FACC in Austria, he had the opportunity to walk through three production
sites located close to the German border.
AMT already described what FACC is manufacturing in its plants in our January/
February 2019 issue. Repair of components is of increasing interest, so FACC is
expanding this activity.

COMPOSITE REPAIR
Understanding the complexity in the repair
of composite components, FACC decided
to bring this into the new Aftermarket
Services business segment as a true onestop composite shop and original component manufacturer. FACC is globally
offering the repair and refurbishment for
all composite components produced inhouse. Holding an EASA Design Approval
account Part 21J, including the approval
to perform even "Major Changes," FACC
is completely independent and capable to
offer up to heavy repairs for any damaged
composite components.
Each composite product that is manufactured in one of the FACC plants in
Austria is typically laid up in a clean room
environment and cured in an autoclave
process. Depending on used materials
and OEM-requested process, an autoclave
cure lasts between three and eight hours.

COMPOSITE COMPONENT
BEING REPAIRED.
FACC

The next process step is the machining
of the part to meet engineering requirements. Following this, contour CNC
process to meet a -/+ 0.75 [mm] tolerance, 100 percent of the parts are going
through nondestructive testing (NDT) to
ensure 100 percent part integrity. This
means that no foreign object (FOD or
foreign object defect) in the part lay-up
or other imperfections should be found
in the finished part. FACC inspects all
manufactured parts for imperfections of
minimal dimensions of 6.0 x 6.0 mm.
Most common NDT methods are ultrasonic techniques performed either by

hand called an A-Scan or on a five-axis
C-Scan device. Based on the engineering requirements, Xray or thermography
techniques are also used at FACC.
In a case a deviation to drawing requirements is found in this nondestructive testing process at FACC, a material review
board (MRB) process gets started.
The goal of this MRB process is to bring
the part back to engineering requirements.
In the initial airworthiness setting, parts
are produced to Part 21.G requirements.
An investigation is carried out by a MRB
engineering team based on NDT results.
In most cases, where an imperfection is

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Product Update
ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
Advertisers' Index
Editor's Sign-off: I am a Next Gen
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
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