June 24th, 2019
The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Seminar on "Bonded Composite Repair of Aircraft Structures: Contemporary Challenges and Latest Innovations", took place in Paris, France between the 18th and the 20th June, 2019 and was co-organized by the EASN Association and GMI Aero, the leading European composite repair equipment manufacturer. The seminar composed of 2 days of speeches, and 1 day of visiting the Air Show on a professional day.
The proposed CPD Seminar presented the recent innovations and research results, as derived from the academic community, while providing practical application examples and demonstration with possibilities of hands-on experience to its participants. Composite repair engineers and technicians (working either in engineering, technical or training departments) of airlines and MROs, as well as PhD candidates and postgraduate students, with R&D interests in bonded composite repairs and potential employment outlook in the aeronautical industry participated to the seminar.
During the seminar, experienced industrial personnel, together with academic experts, provided an insight of recent R&I developments and critical issues in the field of bonded composite repair, ensuring that seminar participants acquired a full "process understanding" and learn "innovative solutions", to support reliable application of bonded repairs, even on Class I (safety critical) structures.