Course Details

Aircraft Cleaning and Corrosion Control

This course will introduce you to what corrosion is and how it occurs in aircraft. You will learn the two main types of corrosion, the various forms it commonly takes, and the areas of aircraft that are particularly susceptible. For each metal used in aircraft structures, you will learn about removal of, and treatment for, corrosion. Since regular and comprehensive cleaning is critical to controlling corrosion, the methods and tools of interior and exterior aircraft cleaning are explored.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing


Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Types and Forms of Corrosion

Module Introduction

The Types of Corrosion

The Forms of Corrosion

Module Summary

Module Assessment

Inspection and Removal of Metal Corrosion

Module Introduction

Corrosion Prone Areas and Paint Removal

Corrosion and Treatment of Metals

Module Summary

Module Assessment



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1104181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are hose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.